[Note: This article was originally part of our El Maquinista series, but since it also functions as a player biography, we’ve decided to duplicate it in this category.] Before forging ahead with our main subject, the post-trade career of Sílvano Nieves—whose journey through the vagaries of nineteenth-century professional baseball in Puerto Rico was much moreContinue reading “Nieves, Sílvano”
The fact that Espártaco de la Guila had a baseball career at all, let alone one where his name was called on the first day of La Selección, is a testament to the triumph of the Revolution.
Nothing much was expected of Tibulo Gallegos, certainly not as a catcher picked in the 22nd round—and indeed, the Guardianes gained very little from him. Yet somehow, this man has an indisputable place in the history of baseball.