Alex Pompez

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Birthdate 5/14/1890
Death Date 3/14/1974
Debut Year 1916
Year of Induction 2006
Teams Negro Leagues
Positions Executive, Owner

Alex Pompez brought in players from Latin American to the Negro Leagues. When the league folded he did the same for Major League Baseball.

In the collection:

Exceedingly rare handwritten letter from Alex Pompez with content about dinner in his honor

Exceedingly rare handwritten letter from Alex Pompez with content about dinner in his honor

As owner of the Cuban Stars and later the New York Cubans, Alex Pompez helped organize the first Negro League World Series in 1924. Known for his keen eye in evaluating talent, Pompez signed many Latin American players including Matin DiHigo and Minnie Minoso. In 1948 he sensed the demise of the Neg
2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum yearbook with Alex Pompez on the cover

2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum yearbook with Alex Pompez on the cover

In 2005, the Hall of Fame put together a special screening committee to find people associated with the Negro Leagues who were most deserving of induction. An original list of 94 nominees was cut to 29 candidates and finally 17 new members of the Hall of Fame to be inducted. in 2006. The cover of th

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