Mike Herrera (baseball)

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Mike Herrera
Second baseman
Born: (1897-12-19)December 19, 1897
Havana, Cuba
Died: February 3, 1978(1978-02-03) (aged 80)
Havana, Cuba
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 22, 1925 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1926 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .275
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 27
Teams

Ramón "Mike" Herrera [er-ray'-ra] (December 19, 1897 – February 3, 1978) was an infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a second baseman for the Boston Red Sox in part of two seasons. Listed at 5' 6", 147 lb., Herrera batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Havana, Cuba.

Long before Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby, Herrera was one of the first men to play in both the major leagues (1925-1926) and the Negro leagues (1915-1928). He played for the Cuban Stars (West) of the Negro National League in 1920 and 1921, and for the Cuban Stars (East) of the Eastern Colored League in 1928. He joined the Boston Red Sox in September 1925, appearing in 10 games while hitting a .385 batting average, but he hit only .257 in 74 games in 1926.

In a two-season major league career, Herrera was a .275 hitter (76-for-276) with 22 runs and 27 RBI in 84 appearances, including 14 doubles, one triple, and one stolen base. He did not hit a home run.

Herrera also played for many seasons in the Cuban Winter League.

Herrera was enshrined in the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1963. He died in his homeland of Havana, Cuba at age 80.

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