Negro League Inductions
The Boston Globe
His presence in the Chicago outfield helped the American Giants to three consecutive Negro National League titles, 1920-22. A left-handed power hitter, he excelled in both his native Cuba and the Negro Leagues. Dynamic on defense, he and leftfielder ‘‘Jelly’’ Gardner framed one of the game’s best outfields in history. He was a member of the 1920 Almendares club that played host to the New York Giants that winter, the visitors traveling with a barnstorming Babe Ruth in that nine-game series.
Cristobal Torriente
His presence in the Chicago outfield helped the American Giants to three consecutive Negro National League titles, 1920-22. A left-handed power hitter, he excelled in both his native Cuba and the Negro Leagues. Dynamic on defense, he and leftfielder ‘‘Jelly’’ Gardner framed one of the game’s best outfields in history. He was a member of the 1920 Almendares club that played host to the New York Giants that winter, the visitors traveling with a barnstorming Babe Ruth in that nine-game series.
(Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY.)