Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Brooks Robinson played in Cuban League for Cienfuegos in 1957-58

May 18: On this day in 1937, Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson was born in Little Rock, Ark.

The former Baltimore Orioles Gold Glove third baseman played one season in the Cuban League, playing second base for Cienfuegos in 1957-58.

Although he batted only .207, the then-20-year-old Robinson led the league with nine home runs, according to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961.

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