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Sandy Consuegra

Sandy Consuegra
Pitcher
Born: (1920-09-03)September 3, 1920
Potrerillo, Cuba
Died: November 16, 2005(2005-11-16) (aged 85)
Miami, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 10, 1950 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
May 28, 1957 for the New York Giants
Career statistics
Win–loss record 51-32
Earned run average 3.37
Strikeouts 193
Teams

Career highlights and awards

  • All star in 1954
Sandy Consuegra
Medal record
Competitor for  Cuba
Men's Baseball
Baseball World Cup
Gold 1943 Havana Team
Bronze 1944 Caracas Team

Sandalio Simeon Consuegra Castello [con-SWEH-grah] (September 3, 1920 – November 16, 2005) was a Cuban-born relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1950 through 1957, Consuegra played for the Washington Senators (1950–53), Chicago White Sox (1953–56), Baltimore Orioles (1956–57) and New York Giants (1957). He batted and threw right-handed.

In an eight-season career, Consuegra posted a 51–32 record with 26 saves and a 3.37 ERA in 809.1 innings. He pitched in 248 games, starting 71 of them.

A native of Potrerillo, Cuba, Consuegra made his major league debut in 1950 with the Washington Senators when he was 29 years old. Previously, he had played with the Havana Cubans, the first Cuban team in the American minor league system.

The Chicago White Sox purchased Consuegra from Washington in the 1953 midseason. He went 16–3 during his 1954 All-Star season with the White Sox, leading the American League with a .842 winning percentage, and included a league-high eight relief wins without a defeat. His 2.69 ERA was only bettered by the Cleveland Indians' Mike Garcia (2.64).

Consuegra also played with the Baltimore Orioles and New York Giants, announcing his retirement at end of 1957 season.

Following his playing career, Consuegra settled in Miami, Florida, where he died at age 85.

Sources

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Baseball Library
  • Historical Baseball
  • Baseball Reference minor league statistics


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