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Pedro Dibut

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Pedro Dibut Villafana

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pedro Dibut was the first player to go from the organized Negro leagues to the majors. While some Cuban players had played for teams identified as Negro in the pre-league era, Dibut was the first to play for teams in both white and black major leagues.

After going 7-8 with a 4.05 ERA for the Cuban Stars of the [[Negro National League[] in 1923, he signed with the Cincinnati Reds. He was 3-0 with a 2.21 ERA in his brief big-league career, far better than he had done in the "inferior" Negro Leagues.

He pitched in Cuba during most years of the 1920s and is a member of the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame.

Through 2006, only two other major leaguers have been born in Cienfuegos - Jose Tartabull and Joe Azcue.

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