Juan Armenteros

Juan Armenteros (June 24, 1928 – October 8, 2003)[1] was a professional Cuban baseball player for the Negro Leagues. He played as a catcher[2] for a number of teams including the Kansas City Monarchs from 1953 to 1955 as well as the Havana Cubans from 1951 to 1953.[3] Armenteros was a player in the 1953 East-West All-Star Game[4] as well as the Negro Leagues All Star Team for three years.

Personal life

Armenteros got married in 1958 and retired from baseball as a result of not wanting to subject his wife to those living conditions.[1]


Armenteros played as a catcher[2] for a number of teams including the Kansas City Monarchs and the Havana Cubans.[3] He played in the 1953 East-West All-Star Game.[4] He also played on the Negro Leagues All Star Team for three years, where he held a .327 batting average.[1]

According to Negro Leagues Player John Mitchell, Armenteros was a very good player.[5] He played from 1956 to 1958 in minor league baseball.[6] Armenteros died on October 8, 2003.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 Kelley, B. P. (2000). The Negro Leagues Revisited: Conversations with 66 More Baseball Heroes. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-0875-7. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  2. 1 2 Ackmann, M. (2010). Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-56976-684-2. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  3. 1 2 3 "nlbpa.com - Armenteros, Juan". nlbpa.com. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  4. 1 2 Lester, L. (2001). Black Baseball's National Showcase: The East-West All-Star Game, 1933-1953. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-8000-7. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  5. Kelley, B. P. (2003). "I Will Never Forget": Interviews with 39 Former Negro League Players. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-1481-9. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  6. "Juan Armenteros Minor League Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-05-01.

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