Saturday, April 9, 2011

Octavio Rubert starred for Almendares in the 1940s and '50s

April 9: On this day in 1925, Cuban League star Octavio Rubert was born in Sancti Spiritus, Las Villas, Cuba.

Elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, Rubert pitched seven winters for Almendares between 1947-54.

His best seasons came over three consecutive winters as Rubert went 8-1 with a Cuban League-leading 1.63 ERA (1948-49), 5-1 with a 3.70 ERA (1949-50) and 7-2 with a 1.79 ERA (1950-51).

Rubert never reached the majors, instead playing 10 seasons in the minors.

1 comment:

  1. Octavio Rubert died September 30, 2005, in Miami, Florida at the age of 80. He is survived by his 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.