Al Cabrera

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Al Cabrera
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Born: (1881-05-11)May 11, 1881
Canary Islands, Spain
Died: 1964
Batabanó, Cuba
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 16, 1913, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
May 16, 1913, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Games played 1
At bats 2

Alfredo A. Cabrera (May 11, 1881 – 1964) was a professional baseball shortstop who played many years in the Cuban League. His nickname was Pájaro, which is Spanish for "Bird."

Cabrera's career is particularly noteworthy because he became the first Spanish-born major leaguer and the first from the continent of Africa when he made his Major League Baseball debut for the St. Louis Cardinals on May 16, 1913. He was hitless in two at-bats and never played in another MLB game.

Cabrera played in the Cuban League from 1901 to 1920 and was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1942. He also managed in the Cuban League and won a championship in the winter of 1915/16 as manager of the Almendares team.[1]


  1. ^ Figueredo 2003, pp. 117–119, 485, 508.


  • 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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