Thursday, May 5, 2011

Almendares won inaugural Caribbean Series in 1949

Program for the first Caribbean Series, played at El Gran Stadium in Havana, Cuba in 1949.

It was part of a lot that was up for auction at Mears Monthly Auctions in October 2010.

Cuba, represented by 1948-49 Cuban League champion Almendares, defeated Puerto Rico, Panama and Venezuela, going 6-0 to win the inaugural title.

According to Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961, Almendares' Al Gionfriddo led all hitters in the Series with a .533 average, Hall of Famer Monte Irvin homered twice and drove in 11 runs and lefty Agapito Mayor picked up three victories.

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