José Acosta (baseball)
March 4, 1891|
|Died: November 16, 1977
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|July 28, 1920 for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 12, 1922 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||4.51|
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.
- Figueredo 2003, pp. 113, 118, 123, 127, 138, 158, 484, 509.
- 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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Negro league and Cuban League statistics and player information from Seamheads.com, or Baseball-Reference (Negro leagues)
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