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Old 08-05-2018, 01:05 PM
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Default 1937 Dominican Season

The 1937 Dominican Season marked one of the greatest collections of baseball talent every assembled. A three team league financed with the best players money could buy. Drawn from the negro leagues and all corners of Latin America the teams featured 4 players who would be enshrined in Cooperstown- Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell and Martin Dihigo and nearly a dozen who would be enshrined in the Halls of Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico - including Pedro Cepeda, Luis Tiant St, Lazaro Salazar and Alejandro oms. But few realize that the season which was actually a campaign to reelect Rafael Trujillo a ruthless dictator who killed thousands of Haitian in an act that could only be called genocide. Below are a number of items relating to the series. I would love to see other items about the season and it's players. I would also suggest that anyone interested read the recently released The Pitcher and the Dictator by Averal Smith which focus on Trujillo and Paige

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1. Post card with Teleto Vargas and Julio Rojo
2. 1935 Cuban stars photo with Horacio Martinez and Fransico Correa
3. Autographed photo of Larzaro Salazar
4. Photo of Tony Catanos
5. 1932 Cuban stars with Candy Lopez
6. Sign bio page of Manuel Cocaina Garcia
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:13 PM
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Default Trujillo Team photo

I have this one on my wall... Gibson, Paige, Cool Papa and Friends.... It is also an Imperical Cabinet.... like 11 x 17 Inches... AMAZING photo...
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:50 PM
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Amazing photo- Al
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:48 AM
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Just looking at the players in Al's photo tell me if you can think of a team that beats them in a 7 game playoff series. Paige makes three starts and Fernandez Griffith and Salazara make the rest. The offense is the strength and scores a bunch of runs
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:39 AM
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That’s why the dictator hired ‘em!
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:25 PM
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Default Yep....

And it is shocking that they were legit scared that they could lose... of course the other team was stacked with legends like Bragana and Tetelo Vargas... so they were no "easy outs".... Bizarre history this team and sad history of oppression by the US backed dictator, Trujillo.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:28 PM
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Some more greats from the 37 season

Martin dihigo
Alejandro San - first Dominican to play in us from Venezuelan set with a total of 8 graded cards
Alejandro Oms - from 1930 Cuban guide
Josh Gibson - from under appreciated book The Negro in Sports 1949
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:04 PM
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Some pick ups over the last few months

1. Dihigo - on Mexican baseball magazine
2. Sam Bankhead toleteros
3. Album page with autos of Miguel Solis and Jose Vargas
4. Photo of Leroy Matlock - the pitcher started the final game for the dragons
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:57 AM
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nice items Jason, cant waite to see more of your Cuban baseball items
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:45 PM
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Photo from some sort of international all- star game in 1946. Features Cando Lopez and the only image I have ever seen of Alejandro Oms’ brother Tito
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:21 PM
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Default Pete Best Award

Here’s a card of Luis St Clair - the original catcher for the Dragons - Cy Perkins and Josh Gibson and a two games a week schedule made him less then necessary and he is gone before the season is in full swing
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:33 AM
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Three new items for the collection

1. Team photo for 1952 Dominican league team with Teleto Vargas, Braganita Garcia and Rudy Fernandez
2. 1939-40 Puerto Rican team with Pedro Cepeda, Vargas, Radames Lopez and Enrique Lantiqua - which is found of all places in the 1941 Famous Sluggers Year Book
3. A discovery from my collection - I finally confirmed that my KC broadside has an image of the 1935 team with Chet Brewer ( as well as first image of Willard Brown
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For some reason I can't get any of the other images to load, but here is a scan from a Perucho Cepeda contract I was lucky enough to be able to pick up.
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:25 PM
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Jeff

The auto of Radmas Lopez as a witness to the contract is probably an even rarer signature
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:28 PM
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New pick up with two rare Negro Leaguers - Dave Showboat Thomas and Herman Andrews ( standing first two on left. Andrews the taller one) as they appear on the 1936-37 Habana team
Thomas hold the distinction of being one of the players who took part in the first public tryouts for black players when he and Terrence McDuffie worked out for the dodgers in 1944. The tryout was a stunt as both players where well past there primes (Thomas was 39) but it happened and it was a first.
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:19 PM
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The auto of Radmas Lopez as a witness to the contract is probably an even rarer signature
I wasn't familiar with the name and a quick search brings up the fact that the Little League is named for him in PR, but I don't see much other info.

I plan on looking around myself, but would love any direction you might have on where I could find more info. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:00 PM
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Here’s a picture of Lopez with teammates Cepeda and Teleto Vargas from a 1949 issue of Puerto Desportivo
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