Saturday, April 2, 2011

Club Habana's motto: The red beating takes time but it arrives

A 1952-53 Crusellas y Cia team card for Havana, which won its third consecutive pannant under manager Miguel Angel Gonzalez that season.

The card displays the Leones' team motto: "La leña roja tarda pero llega," The red beating takes time but it arrives.

In 1952-53, Habana’s Lou Klein led the league with a single-season record 16 home runs and teammate Pedro Formental drove in a league-high 57, but Marianao’s Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso (.327, 13 home runs, 42 RBI) was named MVP, according to Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961.

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