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Jose Santiago Negro leagues & MLB pitcher passes away at 90.

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  • Jose Santiago Negro leagues & MLB pitcher passes away at 90.

    Puerto Rico native, Jose Santiago, who pitched both in the Negro Leagues of the 1940s and the mid-1950s major leagues, passed away on October 9, five weeks after his 90th birthday on September 4. He pitched for the Cleveland Indians in 1954 (A.L. champs) and 1955 and for the 1956 Kansas City Athletics.
    He was part of a the 1947 Negro Leagues title team, the New York Cubans. The Cubans defeated the Cleveland Buckeyes for the 1947 Negro League Title (world series of the negro leagues). Santiago rubbed shoulders with greatness on that team with his more famous teammates Martin Dihigo, Luis Tiant Sr. and a young star, the future 7-time American League all-star and Baseball Hall Of Fame candidate, Minnie Minoso.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 10-10-2018, 03:30 AM.

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