Ernesto Guevara

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Ernesto Guevara pitched for 16 seasons in Cuba and briefly was with the Cuban national team.

Guevara was 5-1 for Granma in 1989-1990. The teenager tied José Luis Alemán for the best winning percentage in the Cuban Serie Nacional eastern division. In 1992-1993, he led Cuba in wins (13), starts (29, tied with Giorge Díaz) and strikeouts (117). On December 8, 1992, he had thrown a no-hitter against the Industriales. Through 2010, it remains the only no-hitter by a Granma pitcher. He was named the Serie Nacional Most Valuable Pitcher, the only Granma hurler to take that honor in the 20th Century. Ernesto was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in the 1993 Central American and Caribbean Games to help Cuba win the Gold Medal.

In 1995, the hurler had a 3.63 ERA for the Orientales to lead the Series Selectivas. He tossed four shutouts for Granma in 1995-1996 to lead the Serie Nacional. He ran into some trouble, winning only six games apiece in 1996-1997 and 1997-1998. He rebounded to 13-5 in 1998-1999 at age 37. He was with Cuba for game one of the 1999 Baltimore Orioles-Cuban National Team Exhibition Series.

Guevara was 68-47 with a 3.29 ERA in the 1990s. During that period, he was 5th in Cuba in ERA behind Faustino Corrales, Pedro Luis Lazo, Jose Ibar and Jose Contreras. Overall, his record was 133-108, 3.75 in 345 games (294 starts).