Hall of Famer Vernon “Lefty” Gomez, second from the right, as manager of Cienfuegos of the Cuban League.

Hall of Famer Vernon “Lefty” Gomez, second from the right, as manager of Cienfuegos of the Cuban League.

(Source: nbclatino.com)

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vintagesportspictures:

Ramon “Mike” Herrera (1926)

In Cuba, Herrera played for Almendares, Fe, Red Sox (yes, there was a Cuban League team with that name briefly), Habana and Marianao in 18 seasons between 1913-30.

vintagesportspictures:

Ramon “Mike” Herrera (1926)

In Cuba, Herrera played for Almendares, Fe, Red Sox (yes, there was a Cuban League team with that name briefly), Habana and Marianao in 18 seasons between 1913-30.

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Cuban Baseball Hall of Famer Gilberto Torres in a photo up for auction at eBay.

Cuban Baseball Hall of Famer Gilberto Torres in a photo up for auction at eBay.

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Almendares teamates (from left to right) Max Lanier, George Hausmann and Ramon Bragana in a photo up for auction on eBay.

Almendares teamates (from left to right) Max Lanier, George Hausmann and Ramon Bragana in a photo up for auction on eBay.

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A pair of photos featuring Negro leagues star and Hall of Famer Ray Dandridge playing for Marianao in the Cuban League. The photos are up for auction at Hake’s Americana & Collectibles.

A pair of photos featuring Negro leagues star and Hall of Famer Ray Dandridge playing for Marianao in the Cuban League. The photos are up for auction at Hake’s Americana & Collectibles.

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therealbsmile:

1912 Cincinnati Reds Team~ Here’s the ‘12 Reds, which included Armando Marsans (standing back row, center), who is widely considered to be the first Cuban born player to have a significant impact in the majors.

therealbsmile:

1912 Cincinnati Reds Team
~ Here’s the ‘12 Reds, which included Armando Marsans (standing back row, center), who is widely considered to be the first Cuban born player to have a significant impact in the majors.

(Source: baseball-fever.com, via juniusworth)

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mightyflynn:

Abreu y Miñoso
April 26, 2014
US Cellular Field
Chicago, Illinois
Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

mightyflynn:

Abreu y Miñoso

April 26, 2014

US Cellular Field

Chicago, Illinois

Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

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Iconic baseball man Don Zimmer died Wednesday. Here, Zimmer is playing in the Cuban League with Cienfuegos. He also played for Marianao.

Iconic baseball man Don Zimmer died Wednesday. Here, Zimmer is playing in the Cuban League with Cienfuegos. He also played for Marianao.

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Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Conrado Marrero died Wednesday, two days before his 103rd birthday. He had been the oldest living former major league player. That distinction now passes to another Cuban League alum — Mike Sandlock.
Here are some of the obits:
New York Times
Washington Post
New York Daily News
MLB.com

Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Conrado Marrero died Wednesday, two days before his 103rd birthday. He had been the oldest living former major league player. That distinction now passes to another Cuban League alum — Mike Sandlock.

Here are some of the obits:

New York Times

Washington Post

New York Daily News

MLB.com

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This 1946 soda advertising poster features Leo Durocher and Jackie Robinson at Havana’s El Gran Stadium. It sold for $575 at Robert Edward Auctions in 2004.

This 1946 soda advertising poster features Leo Durocher and Jackie Robinson at Havana’s El Gran Stadium. It sold for $575 at Robert Edward Auctions in 2004.

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