Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame

Every Hall of Fame Member in the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame

The official Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame ( Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Cubano ) opened in 1939. It was located in Havana, Cuba and existed from 1939 through 1961, closing its doors due to goverment sanctions.

In Florida, after elections to the official Hall of Fame were suspended in 1961, the Federation of Cuban Professional Players in Exile (Federacion de Peloteros Profesionales Cubanos en el Exilio) opened its doors in Miami, and continued selecting players from 1962 through 1986.

In 1986, they too closed their doors for political reasons, then resumed again in 1996, this time calling themselves the Cuban Sports Hall of Fame, but closed after a single year due to a lack of financial resources.

On December 28, 2014, the Cuban government reopened the official Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame and honored ten new inductees prior to the All-Star Game. Note: The country of Cuba DOES NOT recognize those members selected in the United States.

"There's a ballplayer (Ted Abernathy) who does two things at the same time, he pitches and he digs for oil." - Cookie Rojas
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Phase I Members | 1939 - 1961

Year
Name(s) of Inductees
1939
Luis Bustamante
Gervasio (Strike) González
Valentín (Sirique) Gonzaléz
Adolfo Luján
José de la Caridad Méndez
Carlos (Bebe) Royer
Cristóbal Torriente
1940
Alfredo Arcaño
José Muñoz
1941
Regino García
Emilio Sabourín
1942
Agustín Molina
1943
Julián Castillo
Heleodoro Hidalgo
Luis Padrón
1944
Carlos Macía
Alejandro Oms
1945
Bernardo Baró
Ramón Calzadilla
Valentín Dreke
Carlos Morán
Juan Manuel Pastoriza
1946
Ricardo Caballero
Wenceslao Gálvez
Franciso Poyo
Arturo Valdés
Rogelio Valdés
1948
Juan Antiga
Nemesio Guilló
Rafael Hernández
Antonio Mesa
Tomás Romanach
1949
Pelayo Chacón
Julio López
Eduardo Machado
Gonzalo Sánchez
Manuel Villa
1950
Rafael Figarola
Eustaquio Gutiérrez
Eugenio Jiménez
Ricardo Martínez
1951
Alfredo Arango
Martín Dihigo
Bienvenido Jiménez
J.M. Teuma
1953
Moisés Quintero
Juan Violá
Carlos Zaldo
1954
Pablo Ronquillo
1955
1956
1957
Isidro Fabré
Emilio Palomino
1958
1959
Lázaro Salazar
1960
Ramon Bragana
Armando Cabanas
1961
Oscar Rodríguez
Year
Name(s) of Inductees
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Phase II Members | 1962 - 1986

Year
Name(s) of Inductees
1962

Rogelio Crespo

Agustín Parpeti
Eusatquio (Bombín) Pedroso
1963
1964

Heliodoro (Yoyo) Díaz

Montalvo Mayari
Pablo (Champion) Mesa
1965

José María Fernández

Luis Tiant
1966

Rodolfo Fernández

1967

Santos Amaro

Antonio (Tony) Castaño
1968
1969

Manuel (Cocaína) García

1970

Agapito Mayor

1971
1972

Pedro Formental

1973

Alejando Crespo

1974
1975

Silvio García

1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

Esteban Bellán

Justo (Cando) López
Julio Rojo
1985

Lorenzo (Chiquitín) Cabrera

José (Cheo) Olivares
Bartolo Portundo
Basilio Rosell
1986

Pedro Arango

Francisco (Cuco) Correa
Marcelino Guerra
José (Cheo) Ramos
Year
Name(s) of Inductees
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Phase III Members | 1997 - 1998

Year
Name(s) of Inductees
1997
Agustin Bejerano
Carlos Blanco
Heberto Blanco
Avelino Cañizares
Ramón Couto
Claro Duany
Ramon (Napoleon) Heredia
Isora del Castillo
Manuel (Chino) Hidalgo
Vincente Lopez
Pedro Pages
Antonio (El Pollo) Rodriguez
Ramon Roger
Octavio Rubert
Angel Scull
1998

Raymond (Jaboa) Brown

Jose Roque

Gilberto (Chino) Valdivia

Jose Vargas

Tetelo Vargas

Year
Name(s) of Inductees
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Phase IV Members | 2014-Today

Year
Name(s) of Inductees
2014
Esteban Bellán
Luis Casanova
Orestes Kindelán
Omar Linares
Amado Maestri
Antonio Muñoz
Braudilio Vinent
Year

Name(s) of Inductees

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Did you know that political tension between Cuba and the United States of American caused the last eleven year delay between inductions? The "phases" seen above include the transferring of the Hall of Fame from Cuba to the United States, then in the United States the various changes in the induction committee.
In 1951, Martin Dihigo was inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1977, the National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted him as well, making Dihigo the first player to appear in both official halls of fame.
There were nearly 5,000 people - including Baseball Almanac - in attendance at a Miami hotel in 1997, for the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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