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René Monteagudo Miranda
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 7", Weight 165 lb.
- Debut September 6, 1938
- Final Game September 30, 1945
- Born March 12, 1916 in Havana, Cuba
- Died September 14, 1973 in Hialeah, FL USA
Rene Monteagudo appeared in 46 major league games as a pitcher, 44 major league games as an outfielder, and 156 major league games total between the years of 1938 and 1945.
Monteagudo was more successful as a hitter than as a pitcher. As a hitter he hit .289 during his career, including a .301 average in 1945, when he had his most at-bats and served primarily as a pinch-hitter. In 1945, he had the highest batting average of any player on the Philadelphia Phillies team who had 100+ at-bats. As a pitcher, he had a career record of 3-7 with 2 saves. Although he had 93 strikeouts in 168 innings, he also gave up 221 hits and 95 walks. In 1945, when he was pitching, 17-year-old Tommy Brown stole home off him, becoming the youngest player to steal home.
He stood 5 ' 7 " and was born in Cuba.
He had broken in with the Washington Senators, but had problems with a sore arm.
In 1946, he was blacklisted for going to Mexico to play there.
He was named to the Cuban Hall of Fame in 1986.His son Aurelio Monteagudo also pitched in the major leagues - and had exactly the same record of 3-7.
U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh was a serious baseball fan, and once used Monteagudo as an example of the extent to which he was interested in relatively-obscure baseball lore. Thornburgh, born in Pennsylvania and eventually elected Governor, was 12 years old in 1945 when Monteagudo played his one year for the Philadelphia Phillies in Pennsylvania.