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Who's who in Cuban baseball, 1878-1961
Figueredo, Jorge S., 1939-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2003]

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viii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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GV865.A1 F46 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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True professional baseball has not been played in Cuba since the Castro regime took hold in January 1959, but there is a legacy of more than 70 years of continuous excellence by countless Cubans who played in the organized leagues of the island from 1876 to 1961. Scores of North Americans, white and black, and Latin Americans also played in Cuba during that time. Biographical and season-by-season statistical information for the many hundreds of Cuban, North American, and Latin American players who took part in the Cuban leagues from 1871 to 1961 has been compiled in this work. The time period is divided into three eras. The first is from 1878 to 1899, the primitive years of the Cuban league; the second, 1900 to 1933, when the league opened its doors to welcome foreign players; and the third, from 1934 to 1961, the golden age that made Cuba then the second power in organized baseball. Birth and death dates for each player (if they could be determined) are provided. The statistical information for players includes the number of games played, at bats, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, and season average. The statistical information for pitchers includes the number of games pitched, c

Author Notes

Jorge S. Figueredo has written for The Sporting News and SABR, The Havana, Cuba, native now lives in Tampa, Florida

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Figueredo provides brief biographical highlights and season-by-season stats for North Americans, Cubans, and Latin Americans who played in the Cuban leagues until professional baseball was banned there in 1961. Pair this with the author's Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961 (McFarland, 2003). -- RBB Copyright 2003 Booklist

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
I. Cuban Players and Pitchers
First Era (1878-1899)
Playersp. 3
Pitchersp. 13
First Era Names with No Statistics Availablep. 16
Second Era (1900-1933)
Playersp. 22
Pitchersp. 85
Third Era (1934-1961)
Playersp. 117
Pitchersp. 210
II. North American Major and Minor League Players and Pitchers
First Era (1878-1899)
Playersp. 265
Pitchersp. 265
Second Era (1900-1933)
Playersp. 266
Pitchersp. 271
Third Era (1934-1961)
Playersp. 277
Pitchersp. 313
III. Negro League Players and Pitchers
Second Era (1900-1933)
Playersp. 347
Pitchersp. 362
Third Era (1934-1961)
Playersp. 372
Pitchersp. 386
IV. Latin American Players and Pitchers
All Eras (1878-1961)
Playersp. 395
Pitchersp. 398
Bibliographyp. 403
Indexp. 405