Cleveland Clark

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Cleveland Clark
Born: (1919-07-14) July 14, 1919 (age 98)
Victoriade las Tunas, Oriente, Cuba
Batted: RightThrew: Right
debut
1945, for the New York Cubans
Last appearance
1948, for the New York Cubans
Negro National League statistics
Batting average .232
Home runs 1
Runs scored 30
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Cleveland Chiflan Clark (born July 14, 1919) is a former Negro league baseball player. He played for the New York Cubans from 1945 to 1948. [1]

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The New York Cubans were a Negro league baseball team that played during the 1930s and from 1939 to 1950. Despite playing in the Negro leagues, the team occasionally employed white-skinned Hispanic baseball players as well, because Hispanics in general were largely ignored by the major league baseball teams before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

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References

  1. "Cleveland Clark Negro League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved June 12, 2012.