Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fermin Guerra starred as a player and mananger in Cuban League

Oct. 9: On this date in 1992, Fermin Guerra died.

Guerra, shown in this premium from the 1943-44 La Campaña Cubana set, was elected into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

Named league MVP for the 1949-50 season, Guerra played for Habana, Marianao and Almendares (13 seasons) from 1934-55.

He also managed for 12 seasons, piloting Almendares to back-to-back Cuban League pennant in 1948-49 and 1949-50. He also managed Almendares to the Caribbean Series title in 1949

Guerra batted .242 in nine major league seasons with the Washington Senators, Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox.

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