Saturday, December 18, 1999

We remember Zoilo Versalles (1939-1995)



Zoilo Casanova Versalles y Rodríguez was born on this day 1939 in Marianao, Cuba. He broke with the Senators (now the Twins) and became a pretty good shortstop in the early 1960’s.

In 1965, Versalles won the AL MVP and led the Twins to the World Series against the LA Dodgers: .273 with 19 HR & 77 RBI’s plus 42 doubles, 13 triples and 126 runs scored. It was a great season for the young man from Marianao, and one of the many who played in the Cuban winter league and later in the majors.

Zoilo died in 1995. In 2005, he was posthumously honored by induction into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.

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Tuesday, December 14, 1999

1799: President Washington died in Mt Vernon


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George Washington, our first president, died on this day in 1799.    Washington was living in Mt Vernon, his retirement home after leaving the White House in 1797.   

Without question, He was the most important and consequential American of that period. 

He will always be remembered as the indispensable American or the one who made the country possible.   


This is why we refer to him as first in peace, first in war and first in the hearts of his countrymen.

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