Oct 7: On this date in 1920, Heberto Blanco was born. Blanco played for Santa Clara, Habana (eight seasons) and Marianao between 1940-51 and was elected into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
Blanco is part of an impressive Cuban baseball family. His brother, Carlos Blanco, played for Marianao, Santa Clara, Almendares, Cuba and Habana between 1935-51 and was inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame along with his brother.
Heberto and Carlos' half-brothers, Carlos and Federico De Souza also played in the Cuban League, although neither had Hall of Fame careers.