April 10: On this day in 1921, Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
If the name doesn't ring a bell, how about Chuck Connors of The Rifleman fame?
Before he embarked on his acting career, Connors was a Brooklyn Dodgers farmhand and played two seasons with Almendares, winning back-to-back Cuban League pennants from 1948-50.
In Cuba, Connors batted .257 with three home runs and 35 RBI during the 1948-49 season and .287 with three homers and 17 RBI in 1949-50.
As this photo might indicate, Connors was interested in the movies and acting even while he was playing in Cuba, according to former Almendares teammates and major-league catcher Mike Sandlock: