Sunday, February 6, 2011

Limonar Martinez's no-hitter was the 7th in Cuban League history

Feb. 6: On this day in 1950, Rogelio “Limonar” Martinez threw the seventh no-hitter in Cuban League history.

According to Smoke: The Romance and Lore of Cuban Baseball, Martinez and Marianao blanked Almendares 3-0.

It was the first no-hitter at El Gran Stadium, according to Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961.

Martinez retired the first 21 batters he faced, losing his bid for a perfect game when he hit Roberto Ortiz with a pitch to lead off the eighth inning.

Martinez received $1,000 check from Bohemia magazine for his feat.

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