Thursday, April 21, 2011

Santiago Ullrich led Cuban League with 12 wins in 1943-44

April 21: On this day in 2000, Cuban League star Santiago Ullrich died in Florida.

Elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, Ullrich pitched for Habana, Almendares, Leones, Cienfuegos and Marianao during 11 winters in Cuba between 1941-55.

His best season came in 1943-44 when he led the Cuban League in wins (12) while pitching for Almendares, where he played five seasons between 1942-47.

Ullrich (shown in this 1943-44 La Campaña Cubana card) played only two major-league seasons, compiling a 3-3 record with a 5.04 ERA with the Washington Senators in 1944 and '45.

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