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Thu, 1893-11-16

On November 16, 1893, Cuban baseball star Cristóbal Torriente is born in Cienfuegos, Cuba. A left-handed power hitter who excelled in both his native country as well as the Negro leagues, Torriente starred as a center fielder for the Chicago American Giants from 1918 to 1925, leading the club to three consecutive Negro National League titles (1920 to 1922). He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

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