Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame

The following is a list of the players, managers, league officials, umpires and media members who have been elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame, both in Cuba (from 1939 to 1961) and in Miami, Fla., (beginning in 1962).

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After professional baseball ended in Cuba in 1961, players who had migrated to the United States, formed the Federación de Peloteros Profesionales Cubanos en el Exilio (Federation of Professional Cuban Baseball Players in Exile), which continued to elect members to the Hall of Fame in votes conducted in Miami from 1962-1986, 1997-1998, and in 2007.

1939: The Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame was established by the Dirección General Nacional de Deportes (Cuba’s National Directorate of Sports) and the first class was inducted on July 26, 1939.

 Rafael Almeida, Third baseman

 Luis Bustamante, Infielder

 Antonio María Garcia, Catcher/infielder/pitcher

 Valentín (Sirique) Gonzaléz, Outfielder/infielder

 Gervasio (Strike) González, Catcher

 Adolfo Luján, Pitcher

 Armando Marsans, Outfielder

 José Méndez, Pitcher

 Carlos (Bebe) Royer, Pitcher

 Cristóbal Torriente, Outfielder

1940: Alfredo Arcaño, Outfielder

 José Muñoz, Pitcher

1941: Regino García, Catcher

 Emilio Sabourín, Second baseman

1942: Alfredo Cabrera, Shortstop

 Agustín (Tinti) Molina, Catcher

1943: Julián Castillo, First baseman

 Heliodoro Hidalgo, Outfielder

 Luis Padrón, Outfielder

1944: Carlos Macía, Pitcher

 Alejandro Oms, Outfielder

1945: Bernardo Baró, Outfielder

 Ramón Calzadilla, Third baseman

 Valentín Dreke, Outfielder

 Carlos (Chino) Morán, Third baseman

 José Manuel Pastoriza, Pitcher

1946: Ricardo Cabaleiro, Outfielderr

 Wenceslao Gálvez, Shortstop

 Francisco Poyo, Catcher

 Arturo Valdés, Pitcher

 Rogelio Valdés, Shortstop

1948: Juan Antiga, Outfielder

 Jacinto Calvo, Outfielder

 Nemesio Guilló, Outfielder

 Rafael Hernández, Outfielder

 Antonio Mesa, Third baseman

 Tomás Romanach, Shortstop

1949: Pelayo Chacón, Shortstop

 Julio López, Outfielder

 Eduardo Machado, Shortstop

 Gonzalo Sánchez, Catcher

 Manuel Villa, Outfielder

1950: Manuel Cueto, Third baseman

 Rafael Figarola, Catcher

 Eustaquio Gutiérrez, Outfielder

 Eugenio Jiménez, Infielder

 Ricardo Martínez, Shortstop

1951: Alfredo Arango, Outfielder

 Martín Dihigo, Pitcher/outfielder/infielder

 Bienvenido Jiménez, Second baseman

 Jose (Joseito) Rodríguez, First baseman

 Jose Maria Teuma, Outfielder

1953: Moisés Quintero, Catcher

 Juan Violá, Outfielder

 Carlos Zaldo, Shortstop

1954: Emilio Palmero, Pitcher

 Pablo Ronquillo, Outfielder

1955: Baldomero (Merito) Acosta, Outfielder

1956: Miguel Angel González, Catcher

1957: Isidro Fabré, Pitcher

 Emilio Palomino, Outfielder

1958: Adolfo Luque, Pitcher

1959: José (Joseito) Acosta, Pitcher

 Lázaro Salazar, Pitcher, first baseman

1960: Ramon Bragaña, Pitcher

 Armando Cabañas, Second baseman

1961: Tomás de la Cruz, Pitcher

 Oscar Rodríguez, Second baseman

1962: With the end of professional baseball in Cuba, elections are held to Miami, Fla by the Federation of Professional Cuban Baseball Players in Exile from 1962 through 1986.

 Rogelio Crespo, Infielder

 Agustín Parpetti, First baseman

 Eusatquio (Bombín) Pedroso, Pitcher

1963: Pedro Dibut, Pitcher

 Rámon (Paíto) Herrera, Infielder

1964: Heliodoro (Yoyo) Díaz, Pitcher

 Pablo (Champion) Mesa, Outfielder

 Esteban (Mayari) Montalvo, Infielder

1965: José María Fernández, Catcher

 Luis Tiant Sr., Pitcher

1966: Rodolfo Fernández, Pitcher

1967: Santos Amaro, Outfielder/first baseman

 Antonio (Tony) Castaño, Outfielder/infielder

1968: Roberto Estalella, Outfielder/third baseman

1969: Manuel (Cocaína) García, Pitcher

 Fermín Guerra, Catcher

1970: Agapito Mayor, Pitcher

1971: Andrés Fleitas, Catcher

 Regino Otero, First baseman

1972: Pedro Formental, Outfielder

1973: Alejando Crespo, Outfielder/catcher

 Napoleón Reyes, Third baseman

1974: Hector Rodríguez, Third baseman

1975: Silvio García, Infielder/pitcher

 Roberto Ortiz, First baseman

1976: Julio Moreno, Pitcher

1977: Sandalio Consuegra, Pitcher

 Conrado Marrero, Pitcher

1978: Edmundo Amorós, Outfielder

1979: Leo Cardenas, Infielder

 Willy Miranda, Shortstop

1980: Zoilo Versalles, Shortstop

1981: Pedro Ramos, Pitcher

 Tony Taylor, Outfielder

1982: Tony Oliva, Outfielder

 Octavio (Cookie) Rojas, shortstop

1983: Orestes Miñoso, Outfielder

 Camilo Pascual, Pitcher

 Emilio de Armas, Executive

 Alfredo Súarez, Executive

1984: Esteban Bellán, Catcher/infielder/outfielder

 Miguel Cuellar, Pitcher

 Pedro (Preston) Gómez, Infielder

 Justo (Cando) López, Outfielder

 Julio Rojo, Catcher/infielder/outfielder

 Adrián Zabala, Pitcher

 Mario G. Mendoza, Executive

 Leopoldo de Sola, League President

 José A. López del Valle League President

 Rafael Conte, Sports writer

 Joe Massaguer, Sports writer

 Víctor Muñoz, Sports writer

 Amado Maestri, Umpire

1985: Lorenzo (Chiquitín) Cabrera, First baseman

 Miguel Fornieles, Pitcher

 Antonio (Haitiano) González, Outfielder

 Rafael Noble, Catcher

 José (Cheo) Olivares, Infielder

 Bartolo Portundo, Third baseman

 Basilio Rosell, Pitcher

 Roberto (Bobby) Maduro, Executive

 Julio Sanguily, Executive

 Miguel Súarez de Cárdenas, Executive

 Pedro Galiana, Sports writer

1986: Pedro Arango, Infielder

 Jorge Comellas, Pitcher

 Francisco (Cuco) Correa, Infielder

 Marcelino Guerra, Outfielder

 René Monteagudo, Outfielder/pitcher

 Orlando Peña, Pitcher

 José (Cheo) Ramos, Outfielder

 Julio Blanco Herrera, Executive

 Abel Linares, Executive

 Antonio (Tony) Pacheco, Executive

 Rafael Inclán, League President

 Bernardo (Llillo) Jiménez, Sports writer

1997: The third phase of elections were held in Miami, Fla., by the Federation of Professional Cuban Baseball Players in Exile in 1997 and 1998.

 Luis (Witto) Aloma, Pitcher

 Joaquín Azcue, Catcher

 Julio Becquer, First baseman

 Agustin Bejerano, Outfielder

 Carlos Blanco, First baseman

 Heberto Blanco, Infielder

 Dagoberto (Bert) Campaneris, Shortstop

 Avelino Cañizares, Shortstop

 Jose Cardenal, Outfielder

 Ramón Couto, Catcher

 Isora del Castillo, Third base (women)

 Claro Duany, Outfielder

 Humberto (Chico) Fernandez, Infielder

 Rigoberto (Tito) Fuentes, Infielder

 Ramon (Napoleon) Heredia, Infielder

 Salvador Hernandez, Catcher/first baseman

 Francisco (Panchón) Herrera, First baseman

 Manuel (Chino) Hidalgo, Infielder

 Vicente Lopez, Pitcher

 Román Mejias, Outfielder

 Pedro Pages, Outfielder/first baseman

 Atanasio (Tany) Pérez, First baseman

 Antonio (El Pollo) Rodriguez, Infielder

 Ramon Roger, Pitcher

 Octavio Rubert, Pitcher

 Raul Sánchez, Pitcher

 Angel Scull, Outfielder

 Diego Segui, Pitcher

 Jose Tartabull, Outfielder

 Luis Tiant Jr., Pitcher

 Santiago Ullrich, Pitcher

 Arturo Bengochea, Executive

 Julio de Arcos, Executive

 Alejandro Pompez, Executive

 Oscar Charleston, Outfielder (USA)

 Monte Irvin, Outfielder (USA)

 Max Lanier, Pitcher (USA)

 Glenn (Rocky) Nelson, First baseman (USA)

 Bobby Bragan, Manager

 Eloy (Buck) Canel, Broadcaster

 René Cañizares, Broadcaster

 Manuel de la Reguera, Broadcaster

 Orlando Sanchez Diago, Broadcaster

 René Molina, Broadcaster

 Luis (Conde) More, Broadcaster

 Rafael (Felo) Ramirez, Broadcaster

 Antonio Conejo, Scorekeeper

 Hilario Franquiz, Scorekeeper

 Julio Franquiz, Scorekeeper

 Rai Garcia, Sports writer

 Fausto Miranda, Sports writer

 Eladio Secades, Sports writer

 Sergio Varona, Sports writer

 Heleno (Chino) Casanova, Trainer

 Manuel (Manolo) Fernandez, Trainer

 Felix Massud, Trainer

 Luis Navarro, Trainer

 Raul Atan, Umpire

 Jose M. (Kiko) Magriñat, Umpire

 Bernardino Rodriguez, Umpire

1998: Rogelio Alvarez, Outfielder/first baseman

 Vicente Amor, Pitcher

 Paul Casanova, Catcher

 Miguel de la Hoz, Infielder

 Carlos Pascual, Pitcher/Infielder

 Jacinto Roque, Outfielder

 Gilberto (Chino) Valdivia, Catcher

 Jose Vargas, Outfielder

 Alfredo Pequeno, Executive

 Raymond Brown, Pitcher (USA)

 Tomas Fine, Pitcher, (USA)

 Lou Klein, Infielder (USA)

 Tetelo Vargas, Outfielder (Dominican Republic)

 Sungo Carrera, Manager

 Wilfredo Clavino, Manager

 Rafael Rubi, Broadcaster

 Belico Pichardo, Scorekeeper

 Sarvelio del Valler, Sports writer

 Fausto La Villa, Sports writer

 Pedro Martinez, Sports writer

 Armando Rodriguez, Umpire

2007: Members were elected in Miami, Fla. Cuban baseball historian Charles Monfort brought together members of The Federacion de Peloteros Profesionales Cubanos en el Exilio, baseball writers, and historians to elect the following members.  

 Cándido Fontanals, Pitcher

 Pablo Garcia, Outfielder/third baseman

 Alberto (Sagüita) Hernández, Outfielder

 Pedro (Natilla) Jiménez, Pitcher

 Daniel Morejón, Outfielder/third baseman

 Oliverio Ortiz, Pitcher

 Pastor Pareda, Pitcher

 Carlos Paula, Outfielder

 Miguel Prats, Pitcher/first baseman

 Gilberto (Jibarito) Torres, Infielder/Pitcher

 Oscar Tuero, Pitcher

 Joe Cambria, Executive

 Narciso Camejo, Executive

 Eloy García, Executive

 Alfredo Maruri, Executive

 Miguel Suárez Sr., Executive

 Dave (Impo) Barnhill, Pitcher (USA)

 James (Cool Papa) Bell, Outfielder (USA)

 Joe Black, Pitcher (USA)

 Raymond (Talúa) Dandridge, Third baseman (USA)

 Josh Gibson, Catcher (USA)

 Joe Hatten, Pitcher (USA)

 Forrest (Spook) Jacobs, Infielder (USA)

 Don Lenhardt, Outfielder (USA)

 Oscar Levis, Pitcher (Panama)

 Pop (Cuchara) Lloyd, Infielder (USA)

 Sal Maglie, Pitcher (USA)

 Oliver Marcelle, Infielder (USA)

 Fred Martin, Pitcher (USA)

 Terris McDuffie, Pitcher (USA)

 Juanelo Mirabal, Pitcher (USA)

 Hank (Ametralladora) Thompson, Outfielder (USA)

 Willie (Diablo) Wells, Infielder (USA)

 Smokey Joe Williams, Pitcher (USA)

 Archie Wilson, Outfielder (USA)

 Jud (Jorocón) Wilson, First baseman/outfielder (USA)

 Reinaldo Cordeiro, Manager

 Pipo de la Noval, Manager

 Cuco Conde, Broadcaster

 Galbino Delgado, Broadcaster

 Silvero Gonzalez López, Broadcaster

 Manolo Alvarez, Sports writer

 Raúl Díez Muro, Sports writer

 Jorge Figueredo, Sports writer

 Mario Figueredo, Sports writer

 Jess Losada, Sports writer

 Ricardo Meno,cal, Sports writer

 César Temes, Sports writer

 Angel Torres, Sports writer

 Augusto (Pepe) Tuya, Sports writer

 Amador Urquía, Sports writer

 Rafael de la Paz, Umpire

 Patrick Padden, Umpire

 Eulogio Peñalver, Umpire

* Joe Cambria received an honorable mention and selection to the Hall is for his contribution to Cuban baseball.

Sources: Cuban Ball, Who’s Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961Wikipedia, Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame Gala June 28, 1997 program

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