Saturday, December 25, 2010

Quincy Trouppe played three seasons with Marianao

Dec. 25: On this day in 1912, Negro leagues star Quincy Trouppe was born in Dublin, Ga.

Trouppe, who played for the Homestead Grays, Kansas City Monarchs, Cleveland Buckeyes and New York Cubans, among others between 1930-49, played with the Cleveland Indians in 1952.

In the Cuban League, Trouppe (shown in this 1949-50 Alerta premium) played three seasons for Marianao, in 1944-45, '49-50 and '50-51.

The switch-hitting Trouppe batted .254 in his three Cuban League seasons, including .317 in 1944-45, according to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball: 1878-1961.

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