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Hiram Gabriel Bithorn

  • Birth 18 Mar 1916 San Juan, San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Death 29 Dec 1951 Ciudad Victoria, Victoria Municipality, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Burial Carolina Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Memorial ID 23533671

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.

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  • Originally Created by: RipkenFan86
  • Added: 23 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23533671
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hiram Gabriel Bithorn (18 Mar 1916–29 Dec 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23533671, citing Cementerio Buxeda, Carolina Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .