Pelayo Chacón

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Pelayo Chacón
Born: (1888-09-22)September 22, 1888
Havana, Cuba
Died: March 11, 1971(1971-03-11) (aged 82)
Caracas, Venezuela
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Negro leagues debut
1910, for the Stars of Cuba
Last Negro leagues appearance
1931, for the Stars of Cuba
Negro leagues[a] statistics
Batting average.283
Home runs0
Runs batted in77
Managerial record103–112
Member of the Cuban
Baseball Hall of Fame

Pelayo "Cortina" Chacón Cortina (September 22, 1888 – March 11, 1971) was a Cuban baseball shortstop and manager in the Cuban League and Negro leagues.

Nicknamed "Cortina" or "The Curtain", he played from 1908 to 1931 with several clubs in the Negro leagues and the Cuban League, including Almendares, Azul, Club Fé, Habana, the Cuban Stars (West) and the Cuban Stars (East). Chacón also managed the Cuban Stars (East) from 1917 to 1931 where he also played shortstop.[2]

When the Negro National League formed in 1920, Chacón played for the Hilldale Club, then moved to the Cuban Stars (East) where he played most of the rest of his career.

He was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.

Chacón received votes listing him on the 1952 Pittsburgh Courier player-voted poll of the Negro leagues' best players ever.[4]


  1. ^ On December 16, 2020, Major League Baseball declared the Negro leagues, from the span of 1920–1948, to be a "Major League".[1] Chacón's statistics reflect his time in the Negro leagues from 1923–1927.


  1. ^ "MLB officially designates the Negro Leagues as 'Major League'". December 16, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "The Cuban Stars Take Series From American Giants." Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, Indiana, Saturday July 17, 1915, Page 4, Columns 4 to 6
  3. ^ "Cuban Stars Easily Beat Camden, 12-5" Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sunday Morning, July 18, 1920, Page 17, Column 6
  4. ^ "1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of Greatest Black Players"

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