Martin Dihigo

Martin Dihigo

Birth
Matanzas, Cuba
Death 20 May 1971 (aged 65)
Cienfuegos, Cuba
Burial Cruces, Municipio de Cruces, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Memorial ID 20686 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 1 Mar 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20686
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Dihigo (25 May 1905–20 May 1971), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20686, citing Cementerio Municipal de Cruces, Cruces, Municipio de Cruces, Cienfuegos, Cuba ; Maintained by Find A Grave .