Dec. 20: On this day in 1931, former major leaguer and Cuban League star Julio Becquer was born in Havana.
Becquer, who played for the Washington Senators, Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins during seven major-league seasons from 1955-63, was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
Becquer, who played 10 seasons with Marianao from 1951-61, is fourth on the Cuban League's career home run list with 54, according to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961.
Twice he led the Cuban League in RBI (49 in 1955-56 and 50 in 1960-61). Becquer also led the league in homers with 15 in 1960-61.