|Born:February 11, 1911|
Palma Soriano, Cuba
|Died: October 13, 1989 77) (aged|
Tampa, Florida, US
Tony Castaño (February 11, 1911 - October 13, 1989) had a long career in professional baseball. He spent time managing in the Mexican League, the highest level of professional baseball in Mexico.
The Mexican Baseball League is a professional baseball league based in Mexico. It is the oldest running professional league in Mexico. It is a class Triple-A league in organized Minor League Baseball (MiLB), one grade below Major League Baseball (MLB). Unlike the other two Triple-A circuits, the International League and the Pacific Coast League, Mexican League teams are not affiliated with major league teams.
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.
He began his career playing in Cuba and from 1938 to 1945, and again in 1950, he played in the minor leagues. He hit .294 with 1,044 hits (of which only four were home runs) in 3,555 at-bats. Perhaps his best season was 1938 with the Asheville Tourists, when he hit .332 with 180 hits, 26 doubles and eight triples in 134 games.
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During the winter, he played in Cuba.
He later managed in the minors, skippering the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo (1956), Havana Sugar Kings (1960), Fresnillo Rojos (1962), Pericos de Puebla (1963–1965, 1968–1969, 1974–1975), Petroleros de Poza Rica (1966), Leones de Yucatán (1970) and the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz (1971).
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