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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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Raymond Brown defeated the New York Yankees on February 24, 1947

In Raymond Brown’s SABR bio by Chris Rainey, fellow pitcher and Cooperstown Hall of Famer Hilton Smith ranked Brown—a 2006 Cooperstown Inductee—at Satchel Paige and Bob Feller’s level. https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/raymond-brown/  Raymond Brown, in Puerto Rico, beat the 1936 Cincinnati Reds with his hitting, and the 1947 New York Yankees with his pitching. The focus of this …

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