José Fernández (catcher)

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José María Tranquilino Fernández Marín Sr. (June 6, 1896  – July 20, 1972) was a Cuban baseball catcher and manager in the Negro leagues from the 1910s to the 1940s.

José Fernández
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Catcher / First baseman
Born: (1896-06-06)June 6, 1896
Guanabacoa, Cuba
Died: July 20, 1972(1972-07-20) (aged 76)
Guanabacoa, Cuba
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1916, for the Cuban Stars (East)
Last appearance
1946, for the New York Black Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average.274
Managerial record280–326–18
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

A native of Guanabacoa, Cuba, Fernández was the brother of fellow Negro leaguer Rudy Fernández.[1] He managed the New York Cubans for 12 consecutive seasons from 1939 to 1950.[2] Fernández died in Guanabacoa in 1972 at age 76.


  1. ^ "José María Fernández". Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "All Time Negro League Managers" (PDF). Retrieved October 12, 2020.

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