Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cover of the Programa Oficial of the 1949-50 Cuban League season.

In that season, Almendares won the pennant by two games over Cienfuegos as Fermin Guerra, who batted .308, earned MVP and Manager of the Year honors, according to Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961.

Habana's Pedro Formental led the league with a .336 average and 51 RBI. Cienfuegos' Thomas Fine led the league with 16 victories as a reliever. And Almendares' Roberto Ortiz and Habana's Don Lenhart each clubbed 15 home runs to set a single-season league mark.

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