Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ramon Bragaña holds Cuban record for consecutive scoreless innings

May 11: On this day in 1909, Cuban League star Ramon Bragaña was born in Los Pinos, Havana, Cuba. On this day in 1985, Bragaña died.

Elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1960, Bragaña holds the Cuban League record for most consecutive scoreless innings (39 2/3) in a season (1941-42) and most consecutive shutouts (four) in a season ('41-42), according to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961.

He played for Cuba, Santa Clara, Marianao, Almendares and Alacranes during 10 winters in Cuba from 1928-48.

In the Negro leagues, Bragaña played for the New York Cubans and Cleveland Buckeyes.
Bragaña also managed in the Mexican League, winning a pennant with the Veracruz Blues in 1944.

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