1933-1937
MEL ALMADA   OF

Baldomero Almada — “Melo” or (to Americans) “Mel” — was the first native Mexican ever to play in the majors. He was born in Huatabampo in the state of Sonora on February 7, 1913, but he grew up in Los Angeles from an early age. Eddie Collins signed him for the Red Sox on July 2, 1932, acquiring Mel from Seattle as part of a reported $40,000 transaction. It was one of owner Tom Yawkey’s early deals ...

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