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Havana Hosts Cincinnati

Havana Leones

Havana Leones

by "Che"
Legends League correspondent
El Habanero

El Professor Bragaña

Ramon BraganaThe powerhouses of the South Division squared off for two of three games they have together this period. A great time was had by all in the 90 & 100 degree weather in Havana.

Ramon Bragaña (2-0) was spot on for the first game, striking out Bucketfoot Al Simmons 4 consecutive times on his way to racking up 10 K's for the game. Alejandro Oms and Perucho Cepeda hit home runs for the victors, and Josh Gibson blasted one for the losers. Aramaki (2-2)
took the loss in relief.



5/11/2004, CIN05-HAV05, La Gran Estadio (1946-60)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 0 3 0
2005 Leones 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 x 5 5 3 2 3

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 1 0 0 0
Garciaparra ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 0 6 0 0
Jackson,Jo rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 2 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 11 1 0 0
Gehringer 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 1 1 0 0
Simmons lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340 2 0 0 0
Rolen 3b 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .158 0 2 0 0
Gibson,J c 3 2 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .327 6 0 0 0
Roberts p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 1 0 0 0
Fournier ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0
Aramaki p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0 0
32 4 6 3 2 1 1 1 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 24 12 0 0

Leones AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Carew 1b 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 9 0 0 0
Dihigo 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326 2 5 0 0
Oms cf 3 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .420 1 0 0 0
Torriente lf 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .374 1 0 0 0
Clemente rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .359 2 1 0 0
Cepeda,P ss 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .371 1 5 0 0
Perez,T 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 1 0 2 0
Fernandez,J c 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .379 10 0 0 0
Bragaña p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 0 0 1 0
26 5 5 5 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 27 11 3 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Roberts 6.0 4 4 4 0 4 74 50 23 1 0 1 0 0 4.28
Aramaki L 2-2 2.0 1 1 1 1 0 36 19 8 1 0 0 1 0 5.79
8.0 5 5 5 1 4 110 69 31 2 0 1 1 0

Leones INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Bragaña W 2-0 9.0 6 4 2 1 10 119 75 34 1 0 1 0 2 1.80
9.0 6 4 2 1 10 119 75 34 1 0 1 0 2

CIN: Fournier batted for Roberts in the 7th

GWRBI: Cepeda,P
Temperature: 96, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: in from center at 7 MPH.

Wilbur!


Wilbur Cooper The second game featured 102 degree heat, and wild pitching from both sides. The Reds jumped off to a 4 run lead early, and forced Havana to pinch-hit for José Mendez in the 5th inning. Mendez had allowed 7 hits, walked 4 and was generally in trouble all the time. Havana would go on to score 5 runs that inning, and take the lead. But Juan Pizarro (1-1) could not hold the Reds down, and he suffered on the mound just like Mendez. Ramon Arano would relieve him after 2 innings, but he couldn't stop the Reds either. Final score 9-7, Reds. Wilbur Cooper (1-0) picked up the win in relief of Rube Foster. Fingers picked up his 5th save of the year with one inning of tough work.

5/12/2004, CIN05-HAV05, La Gran Estadio (1946-60)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 9 12 2 10 0
2005 Leones 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 7 11 0 6 1

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .369 3 1 0 0
Garciaparra ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 2 1 1 0
Jackson,Jo rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 2 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 7 2 0 0
Gehringer 2b 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 3 5 0 0
Simmons lf 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 0 0 0
Lynn ph 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 0 0 0 0
Rolen 3b 4 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .190 1 2 1 0
Gibson,J c 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .330 7 2 0 0
Foster, R p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 1 0 0 0
Cooper,Wi p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Fournier ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 0 0 0 0
Fingers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
37 9 12 8 2 2 0 7 8 2 0 0 1 0 1 27 13 2 0

Leones AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Carew 1b 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 7 0 0 0
Dihigo 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .324 1 1 0 0
Bustamente 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 2 2 0 0
Oms cf 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .415 1 0 0 0
Torriente lf 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .375 2 0 0 0
Clemente rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .359 2 0 0 0
Cepeda,P ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .366 1 4 0 0
Perez,T 3b 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 2 4 0 0
Lopez,J c 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 8 0 0 0
Pena,T c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 1 0 0 0
Mendez p 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 0 1 0 0
Oliva ph 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 0 0 0 0
Pizarro p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 0 0 0
Arano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
Salazar ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 0 0 0 0
37 7 11 7 1 0 0 1 8 2 1 0 1 0 1 27 12 0 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Foster, R 5.1 9 6 2 1 5 95 58 27 0 0 1 0 0 5.98
Cooper,Wi W 1-0 2.2 0 0 0 0 2 35 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 7.41
Fingers S 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 19 10 5 0 0 0 1 0 1.64
9.0 11 7 3 1 8 149 91 40 0 0 1 1 0

Leones INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Mendez 5.0 7 4 4 4 6 92 53 26 0 0 0 1 0 3.36
Pizarro BS 2, L 1-1 2.0 3 4 4 2 1 36 20 11 0 0 0 1 0 7.07
Arano 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 28 15 9 0 0 1 0 1 3.31
9.0 12 9 9 7 8 156 88 46 0 0 1 2 1

CIN: Lynn batted for Simmons in the 7th
Jackson,Jo moved to lf in the 7th
Lynn moved to rf in the 7th
Fournier batted for Cooper,Wi in the 9th
HAV: Oliva batted for Mendez in the 5th
Bustamente inserted at 2b in the 7th
Pena,T inserted at c in the 9th
Salazar batted for Arano in the 9th

GWRBI: Gibson,J
Martin Dihigo was injured for this game only
Temperature: 102, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: out to left at 8 MPH.

El Tiante


Luis Tiant Luis Tiant (4-0) spun a masterpiece against Mike Mussina (6-2) and the visiting Reds here for the rubber match of the series. Tiant had a no hitter through five, when Josh Gibson (.330) put one in the parking lot over the left field wall to bring the score within 1. That was all Tiant would let the Reds have, though, as he finished with a 1-hitter and was never in trouble.

The first run of the game was expensive for the Leones. In the bottom of the first, two outs and Oms (.419) on first base, Torriente doubled deep to right field. Oms took a chance on the arm of Joe Jackson and tried to score from first. The throw beat the league's batting leader by 10 feet, but he wasn't going to let that stop him. Oms put his shoulder down and barreled into Josh Gibson at the plate. The ball came loose, Oms scored, Gibson was charged with an error . . . but Oms needed medical attention and had to leave the game. He is expected to miss about a week.


5/13/2004, CIN05-HAV05, La Gran Estadio (1946-60)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Reds 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1
2005 Leones 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 2 9 0 7 0

Reds AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Speaker cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .359 2 1 0 0
Garciaparra ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 1 2 0 0
Jackson,Jo rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 1 1 0 0
Foxx 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 6 2 0 0
Gehringer 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 1 2 1 0
Simmons lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 2 1 0 0
Rolen 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178 3 4 0 0
Gibson,J c 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .330 6 0 1 0
Mussina p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 1 1 0 0
Aramaki p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Fournier ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 0 0 0
28 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 14 2 0

Leones AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Carew 1b 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 12 0 0 0
Dihigo 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .329 1 4 0 0
Oms cf 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .419 1 0 0 0
Salazar cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 2 0 0 0
Torriente lf 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .378 5 0 0 0
Clemente rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .349 1 0 0 0
Cepeda,P ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .362 3 4 0 0
Perez,T 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 0 3 0 0
Fernandez,J c 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .378 2 0 0 0
Tiant p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 0 1 0 0
32 2 9 1 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 12 0 0

Reds INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Mussina L 6-2 7.0 9 2 1 1 5 104 70 30 0 0 0 0 0 2.14
Aramaki 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 12 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.55
8.0 9 2 1 1 6 116 79 33 0 0 0 0 0

Leones INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Tiant W 4-0 9.0 1 1 1 1 2 101 63 29 1 0 0 0 0 3.51
9.0 1 1 1 1 2 101 63 29 1 0 0 0 0

CIN: Fournier batted for Aramaki in the 9th
HAV: Salazar inserted at cf in the 2nd

Ajejandro Oms was injured for this game and 6 more days
Temperature: 92, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 9 MPH.

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