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Friday, April 22, 2016

Alejandro Carrasquel First Venezuelan To Play In MLB

On April 23, 1939, right-hand pitcher Alejandro Eloy Carrasquel becomes the first Venezuelan to play in Major League Baseball game. He come out of the Washington Senators bullpen to face the New York Yankees. He strikes out Joe DiMaggio, gets Lou Gehrig to ground out, and Bill Dickey to pop out to retire the side in order. Carrasquel had a won loss record of 50-39 with an ERA of 3.73. He played most of his Major League Baseball Career with the Washington Senators, and made a brief appearance with the Chicago White Sox. He was elected to the Venezuelan Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003.

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