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Cubans in Baseball Halls of Fame

Go To Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame PageThe Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame began to induct members in 1939. It continued to do so even with all the political turmoil that has befallen Cuban Baseball. The Federacion de Peloteros Profesionales Cubanos en el Exilio continued elections of members after the end of professionalism in Cuba in 1961. For a  complete list of members inducted from 1939 to 2007 visit the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame pages.

The Cuban Sports Hall of Fame (Salon de la Fama del Deporte Cubano), founded by Sports Editor Marino Martinez, has incorporated the members of the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame and taken up the task of selecting new members representing amateur baseball players from Cuba. On February 8, 2009 the latest group of baseball players were selected to join the Cuban Sports Hall of Fame. For a complete list of members visit my Cuban Sports Hall of Fame page.

Cuban Baseball players are members of the Baseball and Sports Hall of Fame of several different Nations, including the U.S. National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame, the Caribbean Series Hall of Fame, and the Venezuelan Hall of Fame. For example, the great Martin Dihigo is enshrined in the U.S. National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame, and Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame. Martin Dihigo HOF page. Other Cubans are members of Team Hall of Fames.

 The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: In 2006, a special Negro League ballot was voted on with Jose Mendez, Cristobal Torriente, and Alex Pompez being enshrined. In the year 2000 ballot Tony Perez, a 1997 member of the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame, was selected to join Martin Dihigo, 1977, in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Tony was the behind the scenes leader of the Big Red Machine (Cincinnati Reds) that dominated the baseball scene of the 1970's. Tony's stats speak for themselves. He  collected 379 HR and 1652 RBI in a career that spanned 23 years. Tony Perez HOF page

Rafael "Felo" Ramírez, the Cuban-born Spanish radio voice of the Florida Marlins has  been named the 2001 recipient of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award given to an outstanding broadcaster each year. He joins fellow Latin American and former Cuban League broadcaster Buck Canel (1985) as winners of the award. Rafael "Felo" Ramirez HOF page

The Salon de la Fama y Museo del Beisbol Venezolano was founded in 2002. The following is a list of Cubans inducted into the hall: Diego Segui (2003); Manuel Garcia (2007); Aurelio Monteagudo, Regino Otero and Luis Tiant (2009); Lazaro Salazar (2010).

The Caribbean Series Hall of Fame was founded in 1996. The following is a list of Cubans inducted into the hall: Camilo Pascual (1996); Hector Rodriguez and Tony Perez (1998); Edmundo Amoros (1999); Orlando Peña (2000); Felo Ramirez (2003); Diego Segui (2004); Minnie Miñoso and Armando Rodriguez - Umpire (2005); and Pedro Formental (2006).

Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame Museum The $15 million  Latin hall museum opened in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the 2003 Caribbean Series championship. The Museum will feature memorabilia from Cubans Martin Dihigo, Tony Oliva and Orestes Miñoso. During ceremonies held earlier that  year Rafael "Felo" Ramirez was honored.

The Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum was founded in 1999 in San Francisco, California. Inductees include: Martin Dihigo (1999), Rafael "Felo" Ramirez and Tony Perez (2001), Minnie Miñoso, Tito Fuentes, and Luis Tiant (2002); Preston Gomez (2003); Tony Taylor and Amaury Pi-Gonzalez (2004); Bert Campaneris, Diego Segui, and Negro League Stars Jose Mendez, Cristobal Torriente, and Alex Pompez (2006). Alex Fernandez (2008), Octavio “Cookie” Rojas and Luis Gonzalez (2011), and Jose Azcue (2012). See complete list of members of the HHBM Hall of Fame.

Latino Baseball Hall of Fame Museum (Salon de la Fama del Beisbol Latino), which is headquartered in the Dominican Republic, inducted the 2010 inaugural class (May 29, 2010). The following is a list of Cubans inducted into the hall: Cooperstown Historic group: Tony Perez, Martin Dihigo, Jose Mendez, Cristobal Torriente, executive Alejandro Pompez, broadcaster and broadcaster Rafael "Felo" Ramirez. Other inductees: Orestes Miñoso, Bobby Maduro and Camilo Pascual (2010).  Luis Tiant and Adolfo Luque (2011). Tony Oliva and Ramon Bragaña (2012). Silvio García and Bert Campaneris (2014).

Armando Vasquez is a member of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bert Campaneris was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Committee

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