Monday, May 16, 2011

Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame's first nine classes includes pioneers

A page from the 1950-51 Cuban League program listing the 37 inductees in the first nine classes of the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame was established by the Dirección General Nacional de Deportes (Cuba’s National Directorate of Sports) and the first class was inducted on July 26, 1939.

The Hall of Famers pictured are (clockwise from top left) star pitcher Jose Mendez, Leopoldo de Sola (president of the first League of Cuban Baseball), Emilio Sabourin (one of the league's founders), Juan Pastoriza, Nemesio Guillo, Julian Castillo and Aquiles Martinez.

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