Alejandro Oms

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Alejandro Oms
Alejandro Oms.jpg
Outfielder
Born: (1896-03-13)March 13, 1896
Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: November 5, 1946(1946-11-05) (aged 50)
La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
Batted: Left Threw: Left
Professional debut
1917 for the New York Cuban Stars
Last professional appearance
1935 for the New York Cubans
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Alejandro Oms (March 13, 1896 – November 5, 1946) was a Cuban center fielder in Negro league baseball and Latin American baseball, most notably with the Cuban Stars (East). Born in Santa Clara, Las Villas, he died at age 51 in Havana.

Oms played winter ball in the Cuban League from 1922 to 1946. He led the league in batting average three times, in 1924/25 (.393), 1928/29 (.432), and 1929/30 (.380), and won the Cuban League's Most Valuable Player Award in 1928/29. He ranks second all-time for career batting average in the Cuban League (behind Cristóbal Torriente) with an average of .345.[1] He was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1944.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Figueredo 2003, pp. 158, 178, 182, 488, 502, 504.
  2. ^ Bjarkman 2005, p. 65.

References[edit]

  • Bjarkman, Peter C. (2005), Diamonds Around the Globe: The Encyclopedia of International Baseball, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-32268-6 
  • Figueredo, Jorge S. (2003), Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878–1961, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, ISBN 0-7864-1250-X 

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