Saturday, September 11, 2021

Happy # 81 Jackie Hernández


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We remember Jackie Hernández  (Jacinto Hernández Zulueta) who was born in Central Tinguaro, Matanzas Cuba, on this day in 1940.
Jackie broke with the Angels in 1965. He played 9 seasons and hit .208 over 618 games. His best season was 1969 when he played 145 games with the expansion Royals. Jackie played for the Pirates in all 7 games of the 1971 World Series.
On September 1, 1971, Jackie made history as one of the 8 black position players who took the field for the Pirates.
After the majors, Jackie played in Mexico and retired in Miami.
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