Born: November 16, 1893, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Died: April 11, 1938, New York, New York
Cuban Stars (West), All Nations, Chicago American Giants, Detroit Stars, Kansas City Monarchs, Cleveland Cubs
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Negro Leagues Committee: 2006
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1973, promising California Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg while trying to climb the wall in an effort to catch a long drive by Dick Green of the Oakland Athletics. The injury will sideline Valentine for the rest of the season and curtail his major league career.