I specialize in vintage sets and factory certified autograph and memorabilia cards from Hall of Fame greats. Thank you for your time. Please take a moment to view my other items. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The first or paternal family name. And the second or maternal family name is Llanos. Died: May 20, 1971 (aged 64) Cienfuegos. Award (1927/28, 1935/36, 1936/37, 1941/42). Elected to Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame. Elected to Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame. 676 career winning percentage (> 1,000 innings). Martín Magdaleno Dihigo Llanos May 25, 1906.
May 20, 1971 was a Cuban. Player in baseball's Negro leagues. And Latin American leagues who excelled at several positions, primarily as a pitcher. He was born in the sugarmill (town of Cidra) Jesús María in Matanzas Province. Dihigo (front row, center) on club Almendares.Dihigo began his professional career in the winter of 1922/23 at the age of 16 as a substitute infielder for Habana. His first summer in United States baseball came in 1923.
For the Negro leagues' Cuban Stars (East). He played in the Negro leagues from 1923 through 1936. And again briefly in 1945. Over the course of his career, he played all nine positions.As a hitter, he led the Negro leagues in home runs. As a pitcher, he once defeated Satchel Paige.
When the latter was touring Cuba. Dihigo's career record in twelve seasons in the Negro leagues was a.511 slugging percentage, with 431 hits, 64 home runs, 61 doubles, 17 triples, 227 RBIs, and 292 runs scored in 1404 at bats. He drew 143 walks and stole 41 bases. As a pitcher, he went 2619 with a 2.92 ERA, with 176 strikeouts and 80 walks in 354 innings. In the American Negro leagues, Dihigo's greatest season came in the Mexican League. With Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz. Where he went 18-2 with a 0.90 ERA. As a pitcher, while winning the batting title. In another season in the Mexican League, he had a 0.15 ERA. In his Mexican career, he was 119-57 with a. In the Cuban League, he was 107-56 with a.
Dihigo continued his playing career in Mexico into the early 1950s. He was Cuba's Minister of Sport from 1959 until his death, where he was called "The Immortal".
In other Latin American countries, he was called "El Maestro", translated as "The Master". Combining his Dominican, American, Cuban and Mexican statistics results in a lifetime.
302 career batting average with 130 home runs (eleven seasons worth of home run totals are missing) and a 252-132 pitching record. After retiring, Dihigo became a radio announcer for the Cuban Winter League.
He fled Cuba in 1952 to protest the rise of Fulgencio Batista. He managed the Leones del Caracas.In the 1953 Caribbean Series but finished last. He taught programs for amateur baseball players that the new government opened. Death and Hall of Fame Inductions. Plaque of Martín Dihigo at the Baseball Hall of Fame. He died five days before his 65th birthday in Cienfuegos.
Known as a humorous, good-natured man as well as a versatile player, Dihigo was elected to the American Baseball Hall of Fame. Dihigo was also inducted into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum. Dihigo is just one of two players to be inducted to the American.Martín Dihigo's stature as a ballplayer is reflected in this conversation between former Dodgers general manager Al Campanis. "Al said,'Jaime, the best player that I have ever seen in my life is Martin Dihigo, but he never came to the Major Leagues,'" Jarrin said.'After Dihigo, I would put Roberto Clemente. Those are the two best players I have ever seen in my entire life. Martín Dihigo is buried in Cementerio Municipal Cruces in Cruces, Cienfuegos, Cuba.
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