Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jacinto Calvo ranks eighth in Cuban League history in batting (.308)

June 15: On this day in 1965, Cuban Baseball Hall of Famer Jacinto Calvo died.

Calvo was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1948 after 14 winters in Cuba with Almendares, Habana, Orientals and Marianao from 1913-27, including nine-plus seasons with Habana.

According to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961, Calvo (shown in this 1926-27 for the Aguilitas Cigarette card) ranks eighth in Cuban League history with a .308 batting average.

He played only two major-league seasons: 1913 and 1920 for the Washington Senators, compiling a .161 average with four RBI in 34 games.

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