"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Question: Who was the first Latino to win the Cy Young Award? The answer is Mike Cuellar, who shared the award with Denny McLain in 1969.
We remember Miguel Angel Santana Cuellar today.
Mike was born May 8, 1937 in Las Villas. He started in the Reds’ organization and played with The Sugar Kings, Havana’s AAA franchise. He spent the next few years between Cincinnati and Houston, where he won 16 games in 1967.
Cuellar was traded to the Orioles and won 139 games over the next 7 seasons. He was one of the most effective pitchers in the American League and won 20-games in 4 different seasons. He pitched a complete game to win the 1970 World Series for Baltimore.