Manuel Antonio Malpica Martínez (El Pollo)
Manuel Malpica managed the Venezuelan national team to the 1941 Amateur World Series title, the country's first global title. They became known as the Héroes del 41. He had been a catcher in Venezuela since 1926 and also managed. He guided Venezuela to a Bronze in the 1942 Amateur World Series as well. He was also one of the founding owners of the Tiburones de La Guaira and was a doctor for 20 years, starting in 1944, running a clinic. In 1971, he was inducted into the Venezuelan Sports Hall of Fame.