Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jorge Comellas led Cuban League in ERA in 1944-45, in shutouts twice

Sept. 13: On this day in 2001, Cuban League star Jorge Comellas died in Miami, Fla.

Elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in1986, Comellas pitched for Marianao, Santa Clara, Almendares, Cuba, Habana, Cienfuegos and Alacranes in 15 winters in Cuba.

According to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961, Comellas (shown is in this 1946-47 Felices Caramelo Deportivo card) ranks seventh in career games pitched (239) in Cuban League history.

He twice led the league in shutouts: four in 1945-46 and three in 1946-47, led the league in ERA in 1944-45 (2.30) and led in complete games in 1945-46 (nine).

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