Cristobal Rigoberto Mendoza Carreras
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut April 9, 1970
- Final Game June 7, 1970
- Born November 16, 1933 in Ceiba del Agua, Artemisa, Cuba
Cristobal "Minnie" Mendoza was one of only four players born in Cuba to make his debut during the 1970s. The others were Oscar Zamora, Orlando Gonzalez, and Bobby Ramos. Mendoza played at least 20 years in pro ball, coming to the majors for sixteen games when he was 36 years old. He appeared with the 1970 Twins, a team which won 98 games and the division championship. Although a "rookie", he was the oldest man on the squad and one of the ten oldest in the 1970 American League. In the minors, he spent ten seasons playing for the Charlotte Hornets.
In 2007-2008 (at least), Mendoza was the Cleveland Indians' Latin American field coordinator.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1974||Ciudad Juarez Indians||Mexican League||60-78||13th||none|
|1975||Ciudad Juarez Indians||Mexican League||58-80||14th||none|
|1981||Miami Orioles||Florida State League||44-92||10th||Baltimore Orioles|
|1992||Burlington Indians||Appalachian League||35-31||3rd||Cleveland Indians|