The 10 Greatest Cuban Major Leaguers

Baseball has long been Cuba's national obsession; but few of the island's stars ever made it to the majors. These are the best that found their way to MLB

Bert Campaneris
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10. Bert Campaneris

The cousin of José Cardenal (who wasn't quite as good a player, but who did sport one of the biggest Afros in MLB history), Campy was a six-time All Star shortstop whose fire and speed – he led the AL in stolen bases in six different seasons, and swiped 649 over his 19-year career – provided the spark for the Oakland A's dynasty of the 1970s. He also memorably chucked a bat at Detroit Tigers pitcher Lerrin LaGrow during the 1972 ALCS, after LaGrow was ordered to plunk him by Tigers skipper Billy Martin.