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Jason19th 08-05-2018 01:05 PM

1937 Dominican Season
 
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The 1937 Dominican Season marked one of the greatest collections of baseball talent every assembled. A three team league financed with the best players money could buy. Drawn from the negro leagues and all corners of Latin America the teams featured 4 players who would be enshrined in Cooperstown- Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell and Martin Dihigo and nearly a dozen who would be enshrined in the Halls of Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico - including Pedro Cepeda, Luis Tiant St, Lazaro Salazar and Alejandro oms. But few realize that the season which was actually a campaign to reelect Rafael Trujillo a ruthless dictator who killed thousands of Haitian in an act that could only be called genocide. Below are a number of items relating to the series. I would love to see other items about the season and it's players. I would also suggest that anyone interested read the recently released The Pitcher and the Dictator by Averal Smith which focus on Trujillo and Paige

Below
1. Post card with Teleto Vargas and Julio Rojo
2. 1935 Cuban stars photo with Horacio Martinez and Fransico Correa
3. Autographed photo of Larzaro Salazar
4. Photo of Tony Catanos
5. 1932 Cuban stars with Candy Lopez
6. Sign bio page of Manuel Cocaina Garcia

aljurgela 08-08-2018 08:13 PM

Trujillo Team photo
 
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I have this one on my wall... Gibson, Paige, Cool Papa and Friends.... It is also an Imperical Cabinet.... like 11 x 17 Inches... AMAZING photo...

Jason19th 08-08-2018 11:50 PM

Amazing photo- Al

Jason19th 08-09-2018 09:48 AM

Just looking at the players in Al's photo tell me if you can think of a team that beats them in a 7 game playoff series. Paige makes three starts and Fernandez Griffith and Salazara make the rest. The offense is the strength and scores a bunch of runs

Scocs 08-09-2018 11:39 AM

Thatís why the dictator hired Ďem!

aljurgela 08-09-2018 05:25 PM

Yep....
 
And it is shocking that they were legit scared that they could lose... of course the other team was stacked with legends like Bragana and Tetelo Vargas... so they were no "easy outs".... Bizarre history this team and sad history of oppression by the US backed dictator, Trujillo.

Jason19th 09-21-2018 10:28 PM

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Some more greats from the 37 season

Martin dihigo
Alejandro San - first Dominican to play in us from Venezuelan set with a total of 8 graded cards
Alejandro Oms - from 1930 Cuban guide
Josh Gibson - from under appreciated book The Negro in Sports 1949

Jason19th 01-05-2019 09:04 PM

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Some pick ups over the last few months

1. Dihigo - on Mexican baseball magazine
2. Sam Bankhead toleteros
3. Album page with autos of Miguel Solis and Jose Vargas
4. Photo of Leroy Matlock - the pitcher started the final game for the dragons

Miamiman 01-08-2019 12:57 AM

nice items Jason, cant waite to see more of your Cuban baseball items

Jason19th 01-25-2019 07:45 PM

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Photo from some sort of international all- star game in 1946. Features Cando Lopez and the only image I have ever seen of Alejandro Omsí brother Tito


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