Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rene Solis helped Almendares to Cuban League pennant in 1948-49

July 23: On this day in 1926, Cuban League pitcher Rene "Tata" Solis was born in Victoria de las Tunas, Oriente, Cuba.

Solis (shown in this 1949-50 Alerta premium) played for Almendares and Cienfuegos during five Cuban League seasons from 1947-55.

His best season came in 1948-49, when Solis went 7-4 with a 2.36 ERA for Almendares as the Scorpions won the Cuban League pennant.

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