NEGRO LEAGUES CENTENNIAL TEAM BOBBLEHEAD SERIES: Martin Dihigo
Dihigo was Cuba's best ball player and one who is deservedly in the argument for best player ever, black or white. Dihigo was both a five-tool player (average, power, speed, arm strength, fielding) and versatile. He played every position except catcher exceptionally well and as needed, not as a publicity stunt. For Cubans, baseball became a symbol for Spanish independence. Its revolutionary popularity is evidenced by the weekly newspapers devoted to the sport in the late 19th and early 20th centuries including El Habana, El Base Ball and El Pitcher. Dihigo has gained entry to four Baseball Halls of Fame - Cuba (1951), Mexico (1964), the United States (1977) and the Dominican Republic (2010).
About Charity: Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history, and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Hall of Fame has grown into a 15,000 square foot interactive, educational, and entertaining museum that showcases some of the rarest and most important artifacts in Reds history, dating back to 1869. Located on Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the museum is open year round and has become a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere.
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