Eduardo Green

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Edward Green Sinclair
(La Gacela Negra, Cabo)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 155 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Speedy outfielder Eduardo Green, a Nicaraguan whose father came from Jamaica, starred for the Nicaraguan national team in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1950 Amateur World Series, Green put on one of his brightest shows, leading the event in average (.487) and hits (19) and tying for the most doubles (7). Despite his performance, Nicaragua failed to win a medal. He played for Nicaragua in the 1940 Amateur World Series (Silver Medal), 1941 Amateur World Series, 1944 Amateur World Series, 1945 Amateur World Series, 1947 Amateur World Series (tying for the lead with 14 runs as Nicaragua won Bronze), 1948 Amateur World Series (he hit .385/~.484/.538 and led with 11 RBI), 1950 Amateur World Series, 1950 Central American and Caribbean Games, 1951 Pan American Games, 1952 Amateur World Series and 1953 Amateur World Series (Bronze) as well.

Green was invited to the spring training camp of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951, but left before playing a game, apparently disgusted by the racism he encountered in Florida. He played briefly for the 1953 Havana Cubans, going 5 for 27 with a triple. It was his lone appearance in Organized Baseball. He continued to play at home in Nicaragua through the early 1960s.

Green's nicknames were La Gacela Negra (The Black Gazelle) and Cabo (Corporal, for his rank in the Nicaraguan Army).

He was the father of David Green.

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