Monday, May 23, 2011

Lennie Pearson was an RBI machine when he played in Cuban League

May 23: On this day in 1918, Cuban League and Negro leagues star Lennie Pearson was born in Akron, Ohio.

According to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961, Peason holds the Cuban League record for most times (three) leading the league in RBI -- 45 in 1946-47, 54 in 1948-49 and 55 in 1949-50.

Pearson, who played mostly with the Newark Eagles in the Negro National League, played five winters in Cuban, four with Habana.

In this picture which was up for auction at in September 2010, Pearson is shown during his one season with Almendares in 1950-51.

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