José Acosta (baseball)

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José Acosta
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Starting pitcher
Born: (1891-03-04)March 4, 1891
Havana, Cuba
Died: November 16, 1977(1977-11-16) (aged 86)
Havana], Cuba
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 28, 1920 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
May 12, 1922 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 10–10
Earned run average 4.51
Strikeouts 45
Teams

José Acosta (March 4, 1891 – November 16, 1977) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played three seasons for the Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators. Before joining the white minor leagues he played the 1915 season in "Negro baseball" as a member of the integrated Long Branch Cubans (Riley, 26).

Acosta played winter baseball in the Cuban League from 1912 to 1930. He led the league in winning percentage five times: in 1914/15, 1915/16, /1917, 1918/19, and 1924/25. He also led the league in wins in 1918/19 and 1920/21. His best season was in 1918/19 when he had a 16–10 record. He was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1958.[1]

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  1. ^ Figueredo 2003, pp. 113, 118, 123, 127, 138, 158, 484, 509.

References[edit]

  • Figueredo, Jorge S. (2003), Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878–1961, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, ISBN 0-7864-1250-X .
  • Riley, James A. (2002). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. 2nd edition. New York: Carroll & Graf Publ. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.

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