Gustavo Alfonso

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Gustavo Alfonso Fernandez

Gustavo Alfonso was a top amateur star in Cuba. In 1926, he hit .382 for the Vedado Tennis Club to lead the Cuban amateur league in average and help his team to the title. He was part of the first Cuban national team, for the 1926 Central American Games. Backing up Rafael Inclán at second base, he played one game, Game 2 against Mexico. He went 1 for 3 with a run and had one putout and two assists; Cuba swept their way to their first of many Gold Medals. In 1930, he hit .424 for Vedado to again lead the Cuban amateur circuit. He was back with Cuba's national team for the 1930 Central American Games. Hitting 3rd and playing 3rd, he hit .258 with 5 runs in 5 games while fielding .904.

In the 1930 Games, he also ran, winning a Silver Medal in the 100 meter dash and a Gold in the team 400 meter relay. Playing for Cubaneleco in 1933, he hit .410 to take his third batting title in Cuba.

Sources: A History of Cuban Baseball by Peter Bjarkman, 1926 and 1930 Central American Games Final Reports