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Hector Jose Valle
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 180 lb.
He won a Silver Medal with the Puerto Rican national team in the 1959 Pan American Games. His minor league career in the USA stretched from 1960 to 1971. Thereafter, he played and managed for several years in Mexico. He also played a lot of years as a regular and reserve catcher for various teams of the Puerto Rican Winter Baseball League including the Mayagüez Indians, Ponce Lions and Caguas Creoles. The SABR biography of Julio Navarro says that Hector played 22 seasons in Puerto Rican winter ball.
Valle is considered the first major league catcher from Puerto Rico. That's because Valmy Thomas (who broke in earlier) was born in Puerto Rico only because his mother came there from the U.S. Virgin Islands to give birth.