Born:Oct. 30, 1916 in Alexandria, Va.
Died: March 13, 1995
Teams: Baltimore Black Sox (1934), Brooklyn Eagles (1935), Newark Eagles (1936-39, 1941-43, 46), Baltimore Elite Giants (1949-50)
Inducted into Hall of Fame: 1995
Primary positions: Pitcher, second base
- One of the great strikeout pitchers of the Negro Leagues, with a great fastball and curve.
- Played second base when he didn't pitch, and was a good contact hitter and fast runner.
- Went 13-0 and batted .325 in 1937.
- Pitched a no-hitter in his first game back from World War II in 1946, for the Philadelphia Stars.
- Established the Puerto Rican record of 19 strikeouts in a game in 1940, and set a Negro League record with 18 strikeouts in a 1942 game.
- Pitched on integrated Army teams during World War II.
- He's the only Hall of Famer to be enshrined with a cap of a team outside the mainland United States; his plaque depicts him as a "Aguadilla Shark" (Los Tiburones de Aguadilla), a Puerto Rican team.
- Died of a heart attack just six days after learning he'd been elected to the Hall of Fame.