"The greatest player I ever saw was a black man.
He's in the Hall of Fame, although not a lot of people have heard
of him. His name is Martin Dihigo. I played with him in Santo
Domingo in winter ball in 1943. He was the manager. He was the
only guy I ever saw who could play all nine positions, run and
was a switch hitter. I though I was havin' a pretty good year
myself down there and they were walkin' him to get to me."
-- Johnny Mize
One of the greatest all around players in
baseball history, Dihigo ("El Maestro") played second
base with exceptional grace, was an exceptional center fielder,
and won over 250 games as a pitcher. He is a Hall of Fame member
in four countries: United States, Mexico, Venezuela, and Cuba.