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

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Dolf Luque
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6. Dolf Luque

"The Pride of Havana," as the 5'7" righty hurler was known, was the only Cuban player to achieve MLB prominence in the pre-integration days; his light skin allowed him the playing opportunity that was denied his darker countrymen. In 1923, when he went 27-8 with a 1.93 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds, Luque became the first Latin 20-game winner in MLB history, as well as the first to lead the majors in wins and earned run average.

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