Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Avelino Cañizares a mainstay for Almendares title teams

Nov. 10: On this date in 1919, Cuban League star Avelino Cañizares was born in Havana.

Elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, Cañizares played nine seasons with Almendares between 1942-54.

Cañizares was a mainstay at shortstop for Almendares as the team won Cuban League pennant in 1944-45, 1946-47, 1948-49 and 1949-50.

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