Luis Villodas

Luis Villodas color

Born: January 4, 1924 in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: August 22, 1994 in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
HT: 6-2 WT: 215 lb.
Position: C/1B

Very good defensive player, he is the first Puerto Rican catcher in the Big Leagues with the Baltimore Elite Giants (National Negro League) in 1946. Got his nickname, King Kong, when the owner of Mayagüez, Alfonso Valdés, went to his house and saw him for the first time…named to the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.

Photo colorization: Joe Torres

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