Saturday, November 14, 2015

HALL OF FAME #37: MARTIN DIHIGO: CLASS OF 1977

Today’s Hall of Fame inductee is long time Negro League and Cuban legend Martin Dihigo, “El Maestro”., who was inducted into Cooperstown in 1977.
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Dihigo starred in the American Negro Leagues for such teams as the Homestead Grays, as well as the Mexican and Cuban leagues as both a second baseman and a pitcher.
Though stats were not entirely kept in the leagues he played in, sources cite his final career numbers at a .302 batting average while also winning 252 games as a pitcher.
In 1938 in the Mexican League he posted an 18-2 record with a 0.90 earned run average, while winning the batting title with a .387 average!
He;s also one of two players (Willie Wells being the other) that is inducted into the American, Cuban and Mexican Baseball Halls of Fame, while Dihigo is ALSO in the Dominican and Venezuelan Hall of Fames!
Not too shabby!

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