Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bithorns in:
 • Cementerio Buxeda
 • Carolina Municipality
 • Puerto Rico
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Hiram Gabriel Bithorn
Birth: Mar. 18, 1916
Death: Dec. 30, 1951

Major League Baseball Player. He was the first Puerto Rican born Major League Baseball player. Bithorn played for the Chicago Cubs and later the Chicago White Sox, during which he suffered a career-ending injury. His MLB career stats included a 34-31 record with 185 strikeouts, a 3.16 ERA, 30 complete games, eight shutouts, five saves, and 509 innings pitched in 105 games (53 as a starter). He tried to make a comeback in the Mexican winter league. While in Mexico, he was gunned down by a corrupt police officer who was later sentenced to prison for his murder. In 1962, a sports coliseum in his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico (adjacent to Roberto Clemente Coliseum, named after another deceased San Juan native Major League Baseball player) was named in his memory. Hiram Bithorn Stadium is a very common professional sports arena today, and was the home of the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals) for the short year before they moved to Washington after 2004. (bio by: RipkenFan86) 
 
Burial:
Cementerio Buxeda
Carolina Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: RipkenFan86
Record added: Dec 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23533671
Hiram Gabriel Bithorn
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Hiram Gabriel Bithorn
Added by: RipkenFan86
 
Hiram Gabriel Bithorn
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jayne
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Lorelei
 Added: Oct. 5, 2014

- Lorelei
 Added: Sep. 20, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
There are 24 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 19 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service