Wednesday, April 20, 2011
'Magazine Deportivo Alerta' commemorated the start of the 1950-51 Cuban League season
This issue, which was up for auction at CubanBaseballCard.com in September 2010, was dedicated to baseball to commemorate the beginning of the 1950-51 season.
According to Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961, Habana and Almendares were tied atop the standings at the conclusion of the regular season, forcing a one-game playoff between the eternal rivals.
In the first such game since the 1936-37 Cuban League season, the Lions won 4-2 with Adrian Zabala on the mound. Habana’s pitching staff also included Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm, who went 8-6 with a league-leading 2.36 ERA.