Martin Dihigo

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Birthdate 5/24/1905
Death Date 5/20/1971
Debut Year 1923
Year of Induction 1977
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Pitcher

A versatile and athletic performer, Martin Dihigo is the only person inducted into the national Halls of Fame in Cuba, Mexico, and the USA.

 

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Signed page in Spanish from October 7, 1939

Signed page in Spanish from October 7, 1939

Martin Dihigo’s greatness is well chronicled. In a professional playing career that spanned from 1923-1947, “El Maestro” was known as the most athletic and dynamic player in Negro League history. His prowess was not limited to just one league. In 1938, he threw the first no-hitter

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