José “Gacho” Torres

Gacho Torres color

Born: July 2, 1896 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Died: December 14, 1963 in Cayey, Puerto Rico
Position: 1B/P
Bats: Left Throws: Left
HT: 5-11 WT: 172 lb.

In 1926, he became the first Puerto Rican in the Big Leagues with the Newark Stars of the Eastern Colored League as per an investigation by Gary Ashwill. Played in the first season of the newly Semiprofessional Baseball League in Puerto Rico at the age of 42.

Photo colorization: Joe Torres

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