Fernando Díaz Pedroso

Fernando Díaz Pedroso: Mexican League (Part IV)

Fernando Diaz Pedroso, big leaguer as of December 16, 2020, when his 1945-1947 seasons with the New York Cubans achieved MLB status, hit his most famous homer for the 1946-47 Ponce Lions, versus the New York Yankees’ Joe Page, on February 24, 1947, in a San Juan, Puerto Rico spring training game. Pedroso contributed to …

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Fernando Díaz Pedroso: Águilas Cibaeñas, 1952 Dominican Summer League (Part III)

Fernando Diaz Pedroso, a big leaguer as of December 16, 2020, when his 1945-1947 seasons with the New York Cubans achieved MLB status, hit his most famous home run for the 1946-47 Ponce Lions, versus Joe Page of the New York Yankees, on February 24, 1947, in a San Juan, Puerto Rico spring training game. …

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Fernando Díaz Pedroso: New York Cubans and Caribbean Series Heroics (Part II)

Part I highlighted Pedroso’s February 24, 1947 home run for the Ponce Lions, versus Joe Page of the New York Yankees, in a San Juan, Puerto Rico spring training game. Part II’s emphasis is Pedroso’s 1947 season for the New York Cubans, who bested the Cleveland Buckeyes in the Negro League World Series, along with …

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Fernando Díaz Pedroso: February 24, 1947, Homerun versus New York Yankees (Part I)

Fernando Diaz Pedroso became a big leaguer on December 16, 2020, when his 1945-1947 seasons with the New York Cubans achieved MLB status due to the official position taken by Commissioner Rob Manfred. This decision positively affected players in seven Negro Leagues from 1920-to 1948. So, who was Pedroso, and what were some of his …

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