Jorge Tissert

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jorge Tissert pitched for 13 seasons in the Cuban Serie Nacional, longer than his more famous brother Luis Tissert.

Jorge debuted with Santiago de Cuba in 1990-1991, going 1-0 with a save and a 2.55 ERA. In 1991-1992, he was 2-3 with a save and a 7.32 ERA; his 20 appearances tied Felipe Fernández and Rubén Rodríguez for the league lead. He rebounded to 1-4, 5.10 in 1992-1993.

In 1993-1994, he was 6-1 with two saves and a 3.76 ERA. He was even better (6-2, Sv, 2.71) in 1994-1995; he tied for third in the league with 27 mound appearances. In 1995-1996, he was 5-3 with five saves and a 5.33 ERA. He improved to 3-0 with 3 saves and a 2.80 ERA in 1996-1997.

As Santiago de Cuba's closer in 1997-1998, he was superb (9-1, 12 Sv, 2.13 ERA, .97 WHIP in 31 G). He led full-time relievers in wins, led in saves (one ahead of Raúl Reyes and Amauri Sanit) and tied for third in games pitched. He saved 12 more in 1998-1999, when Santiago de Cuba won the title, going 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA as well. He was second in saves (6 behind Sanit) and tied Yoanis Duboys for 5th in games pitched (34).

Jorge slipped from there. In 1999-2000, he was 4-4 with 7 saves and a 3.92 ERA in 30 games as Santiago de Cuba repeated as titlists. He tied Omar Ajete and Félix Borbón for 6th in saves and tied Orestes Martínez for the most games pitched. In 2000-2001, he had a 4.91 ERA and no decisions as the team three-peated; Alexis Pagán took over as closer. He had a save and a 5.91 ERA in 2001-2002 and allowed ten runs in four innings in 2002-2003.

He had gone 46-24 with 49 saves and a 4.27 ERA in 319 games (46 starts), with a 1.38 WHIP.

Sources include Beisbolcubano, Deportes Cineyotros, Ecured