Jorge Trigoura

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Jorge Trigoura Alemán

Jorge Trigoura was an infielder and manager in Cuba.

Trigoura went 11 for 23 in the 1961 Amateur World Series to help the Cuban national team win Gold. He went 8 for 21 in the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games, when Cuba failed to win a medal. Playing for the Industriales, the infielder led the 1962-1963 Serie Nacional with 20 RBI and tied Rolando Valdés for the most doubles (7). Jorge hit .281 in the 1963 Pan American Games and Cuba won Gold. He hit 3 home runs in 1963-1964 to lead the loop. Overall, he batted only .219/.311/.295 and fielded .951 in six Cuban seasons, his statistics hurt by a pitcher's era.

Trigoura later became a manager. He guided La Habana to a title in 1973-1974, then was 45-32 as the leader of the Metropolitanos over the next two seasons. He guided the Henequeneros at some point. From 1991-1992 to 1993-1994, he piloted the Industriales, with a composite record of 124-54 and a title his first season. Overall, Jorge was 287-170 in the regular season and 14-11 in the postseason as a manager.

Sources: 2005 Guia Official de Beisbol, INDER, A History of Cuban Baseball by Peter Bjarkman