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Panamanian Professional Baseball League
The Panamanian Professional Baseball
Baseball
League (Spanish: Béisbol Profesional de Panamá), currently known as Probeis, is a winter professional baseball league consisting of four teams.Contents1 History 2 1948–602.1 Champion teams2.1.1 Notes2.2 Carta Vieja Yankees3 Probeis3.1 2001–02 3.2 2011-12 3.3 2012-13 3.4 Current teams 3.5 Champion teams4 LPB 2010 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Founded in 1946, the PPBL joined Organized Baseball
Baseball
in 1948 and operated continuously until 1972.[1] A new Panamanian baseball league started the 2001–02 season as Probeis (Liga Profesional de Béisbol de Panamá), but it lasted that season only
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Olmedo Sáenz
Olmedo Sáenz
Olmedo Sáenz
Sánchez (born October 8, 1970) is a former Major League Baseball player
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Connie Johnson (baseball)
Connie Johnson (December 27, 1922 – November 28, 2004), born Clifford Johnson Jr., was an American professional baseball player, a pitcher in the Negro Leagues
Negro Leagues
and Major League Baseball.Contents1 Baseball career1.1 Kansas City Monarchs 1.2 Canadian league 1.3 Chicago White Sox 1.4 Baltimore Orioles 1.5 Final years2 External linksBaseball career[edit] Kansas City Monarchs[edit] Johnson played in his first game for the Kansas City Monarchs
Kansas City Monarchs
of the Negro Leagues
Negro Leagues
at the age of only 17. After a great season, he was selected to the East-West All-Star game, and was the youngest player ever to achieve that distinction. He was one of the pitchers on the Monarchs' 1942 Negro World Series champion team that included future Hall of Famers Satchel Paige
Satchel Paige
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Spider Jorgensen
John Donald Jorgensen (November 3, 1919 – November 6, 2003) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
who played from 1947 through 1951 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers
(1947–50) and New York Giants (1950–51). Jorgensen batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Folsom, California. Jorgensen graduated from Folsom High School
Folsom High School
in 1936 and attended Sacramento City College
Sacramento City College
from 1937 to 1938. In the 1950s, he played in the Pacific Coast League
Pacific Coast League
for the Oakland Oaks. He debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers
on April 15, 1947, the same day that teammate Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball color line. In parts of five seasons, Jorgensen was a .266 hitter with nine home runs and 107 RBI in 267 games played
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Héctor López
Héctor Headley López Swainson (born July 9, 1929) is a former left fielder and third baseman in Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
who played for the Kansas City Athletics
Kansas City Athletics
and New York Yankees
New York Yankees
from 1955 to 1966.[1] He is notable as the first black manager at the AAA baseball level, as the third outfielder on the Maris/Mantle Yankees, and as the Kansas City Athletics franchise hitting streak record holder. López was on World Series Championship teams for the Yankees in 1961 and 1962. In various seasons, he finished among the top 10 American League
American League
hitters in hits, runs batted in, runs scored, doubles, triples, slugging percentage, sacrifice flies, sacrifice hits, games played, times hit by pitch and at bats
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Bobby Prescott
George Bertrand "Bobby" Prescott (born March 27, 1931, at Colón, Panama) is a former professional baseball player, an outfielder, first baseman and third baseman who had a 19-year career, from 1952–1970, in North American minor league baseball and a brief trial with the 1961 Kansas City Athletics of the Major Leagues. He was a prolific home run hitter during his minor league career, smashing 398 round-trippers in 7,482 at bats,[1] eclipsing the 30-home run mark five times, and twice leading the Mexican League in that category.[1] Prescott batted and threw right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg). He initially signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1952, and led the Class A Western League in runs scored (137) in 1954. He played in 143 games for the 1955 Hollywood Stars of the Open-Classification Pacific Coast League, then was drafted by the New York Giants
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Humberto Robinson
Humberto Valentino Robinson (June 25, 1930 – September 29, 2009) was a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
who played from 1955 through 1960 for the Milwaukee Braves
Milwaukee Braves
(1955, 1958), Cleveland Indians (1959) and Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies
(1959–60). Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 155 lb (70 kg), Robinson batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Colón, Panama. Robinson was the first Panamanian-born player to appear in a Major League game. He debuted with the Braves on April 20, 1955. In an eight-season career, Robinson posted an 8–13 record with a 3.25 ERA and four saves in 102 appearances, including seven starts and two complete games, giving up 77 earned runs on 189 hits and 90 walks while striking out 114 in 213.0 innings of work
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Jean-Pierre Roy
Jean-Pierre Roy
Jean-Pierre Roy
(June 26, 1920 – November 1, 2014) was a Canadian pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in three games during the 1946 season for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was born in Montreal, Quebec. While with the minor league Montreal
Montreal
Royals, Roy played with Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues
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Pat Scantlebury
Patricio Athelstan Scantlebury (November 11, 1917, in Gatun Lake, Panama – May 24, 1991) was a professional baseball player who played 1 season for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball, but was mostly known for his time in the Negro leagues when he was considered Panama's first Professional baseball star on foreign soil.[1] He made his Major League debut at the age of 38 years, 160 days. References[edit]^ Bjarkman, Peter C. Diamonds Around the Globe: The Encyclopedia of International Baseball. Greenwood Press
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Billy Shantz
Wilmer Ebert Shantz (July 31, 1927 – December 13, 1993) was an American professional baseball catcher and manager. He appeared in 131 Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
(MLB) games, 130 of them for the 1954–55 Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics and one for the 1960 New York Yankees. His older brother, Bobby, a left-handed pitcher, played in the Majors for 16 seasons (1949–64) and was the Most Valuable Player in the American League
American League
in 1952. Unlike his diminutive brother Bobby, who stood 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall, Billy Shantz was listed as 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 160 pounds (73 kg). He batted and threw right-handed. Born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Shantz began his pro career in 1948 in the Athletics' farm system and played continuously through 1962, including his two full seasons in MLB
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Jim Umbricht
James Umbricht (September 17, 1930 – April 8, 1964) was an American professional baseball player. A right-handed relief pitcher, he played Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) between 1959 and 1963 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston
Houston
Colt .45s. Umbricht was born in Chicago
Chicago
but grew up in Georgia. He started his professional career in 1953, making the majors in 1959. Over the next seasons, he alternated between teams, playing for the Pirates and that team's farm system. Umbricht was drafted by the Colt .45s in 1962, and became one of the National League's top relief pitchers. Diagnosed with malignant melanoma in his right leg in March 1963, his comeback to baseball following surgery made national headlines and encouraged research on the disease. He spent the 1963 season as a relief pitcher, sometimes in excruciating pain
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Veracruz
Veracruz
Veracruz
(American Spanish: [beɾaˈkɾus] ( listen)), formally Veracruz
Veracruz
de Ignacio de la Llave (American Spanish: [beɾaˈkɾuz ðe iɣˈnasjo ðe la ˈʝaβe]), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Veracruz
Veracruz
de Ignacio de la Llave (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz
Veracruz
de Ignacio de la Llave), is one of the 31 states that, along with the Federal District, comprise the 32 federative entities of Mexico
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Chief Executive Officer
Chief executive officer (CEO)[1] is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, leader or administrator in charge of managing an organization – especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and even some government organizations (e.g., Crown corporations). The CEO of a corporation or company typically reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity,[1] which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues, or another element. In the non-profit and government sector, CEOs typically aim at achieving outcomes related to the organization's mission, such as reducing poverty, increasing literacy, etc
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Mexico
Coordinates: 23°N 102°W / 23°N 102°W / 23; -102United Mexican States Estados Unidos Mexicanos  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Himno Nacional Mexicano" (English: "Mexican National Anthem")Capital and largest city Mexico
Mexico
City 19°26′N 99°08′W / 19.433°N 99.133°W / 19.433; -99.133Official languagesNone at federal level[b] Spanish (de facto)Recognized regional languagesSpanish 68 native languages[1]National language Spanish[b]Religion83% Roman Catholicis
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Claro Americas
Claro Americas
Claro Americas
is part of América Móvil, a Mexican telecom group serving clients in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay
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