Monday, April 25, 2011

Carlos Blanco: One half of Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame brothers

April 25: On this day in 1914, Cuban League star Carlos Blanco was born in Bayamo, Oriente, Cuba.

Elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, Blanco (shown in this 1949-50 Alerta premium) played for Marianao, Santa Clara, Almendares, Cuba, Habana and Leones during 16 winters in Cuba from 1935-51.

Three times, Blanco batted over .300 in his Cuban League career.

Blanco's brother, Heberto Blanco, played for Santa Clara, Habana (eight seasons) and Marianao between 1940-51 and was elected into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.

Heberto and Carlos’ half-brothers, Carlos and Federico De Souza also played in the Cuban League, although neither had Hall of Fame careers.

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