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Jacinto Calvo Gonzalez
born Jacinto Del Calvo
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 156 lb.
- Debut May 9, 1913
- Final Game June 28, 1920
- Born June 11, 1894 in Havana, Cuba
- Died June 15, 1965 in Miami, FL USA
Jack Calvo was the ball playing name of a player who managed to play in both the Negro Leagues and the white major leagues. Although he played the Negro game, he was light enough for the white game. He played two 17 game stints for the Washington Senators, seven years apart (1913 and 1920). In 1920, he brought Jose Acosta, another Negro League Cuban, along with him. Both the 1913 and 1920 teams featured Walter Johnson and were managed by Clark Griffith.
Calvo is in the Cuban Hall of Fame. For an account of Calvo's career outside of the major leagues, see here: http://www.wshs.org/wshs/columbia/articles/0302-a1.htm