- Born March 14, 1936 in La Angelina, Camagüey Cuba
- Died February 1, 2019 in Sancti Spiritus, Sancti Spiritus Cuba
Pitcher Modesto Verdura played in the Cuban National League. Pitching for the Azucareros, he led the league in wins (7, tied with Manuel Alarcon), win-loss percentage (.875), ERA (1.58), innings pitched (79 2/3), complete games (6, tied with Alarcon), strikeouts (55) and intentional walks (10) in 1962-1963. He was named the Most Valuable Player, Most Valuable Pitcher and won a Pitching Triple Crown. With Las Villas in 1967-1968, he went 11-0 to lead the league in win-loss percentage.