Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cienfuegos finished 17 games out of first despite talented Negro leagues players

The 1946-47 Cienfuegos team that finished 17 games out of first place despite some notable players.

This photo was up for auction at in September 2010.

The Elefantes included Martin Dihigo (sitting, fourth from left) in addition to other Negro Leaguers and stars such as Max Manning, Luis "Lefty" Tiant Sr., Alejandro Crespo and Alejandro Carrasquel.

That season belonged to Almendares and Habana, the Eternal Rivals who waged a memorable battle for the pennant, including a climatic three-game series swept by Alendares to win the championship.

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