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Martin Dihigo
Birth: May 25, 1905
Death: May 20, 1971

Hall of Fame Negro League Baseball Player. Born in Cuba, he is regarded as one of the most versatile baseball players of all time and during his 30-year career, he played every position on the field. He began his professional career in the winter of 1922, at the age of 16 as a substitute infielder in the Cuban Leagues and joined the Cuban Stars of the US Negro Leagues in 1923. For twelve seasons he played in the Negro leagues (1923-39, 1945). Over the course of his career, he played on two All-Star teams, led the Negro Leagues in homeruns in (1926, 1935) and won the batting title in 1938, with a .387 average. His career record in the Negro Leagues was with 431 hits, 292 runs scored, 64 homeruns, 227 runs batted in and a .307 batting average. As a right handed pitcher, he had 26 wins, 19 loss, 176 strikeouts, pitched a no-hitter and a 2.92 earned run average. Combining his Dominican, American, Cuban and Mexican statistics included a lifetime .302 career batting average, 130 home runs and a 252 win, 132 loss pitching record. He died at age 64 in Cuba. He was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977 and is also the only man to ever be elected in to the Cuban, Mexican and United States Baseball Halls of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Cementerio Municipal Cruces
Cienfuegos, Cuba
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Record added: Mar 02, 2001
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 25, 2017
Did it all.RIP sir.
 Added: May. 25, 2016
- runawayuniverse
 Added: Dec. 2, 2015
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