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Jose Mendez from the Chronology
Feb 27, 2006 - A committee of 12 baseball historians elects 17 candidates to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The electees include 7 Negro leagues players (Ray Brown, Willard Brown, Andy Cooper, Biz Mackey, Mule Suttles, Christobel Torriente, and Jud Wilson), 5 pre-Negro leagues players (Frank Grant, Pete Hill, Jose Mendez, Louis Santop, and Ben Taylor), 4 Negro leagues executives (Effa Manley, Alex Pompez, Cum Posey, and J.L. Wilkinson), and one pre-Negro leagues executive (Sol White). Manley becomes the first woman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Oct 20, 1924 - Kansas City Monarchs manager Jose Mendez takes the mound to spin a 3-hit 5-0 shutout over the Hilldales to win the final game of the first Negro League World Series. Nip Winters had pitched the first 3 Hilldale wins.
Nov 5, 1911 - Cuban ace Jose Mendez shuts out the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. In 18 games against big league competition Mendez will go 8-7 with one tie. On the 7th the Phils win 5-3 to even the series.
Nov 29, 1910 - It's the Cuban's turn today as Cuban ace Jose Mendez shuts out the Tigers‚ 3-0. On steal attempts‚ Ty Cobb is thrown out three times by Bruce Petway‚ who played last year for the Chicago Leland Giants‚ and Gervasio "Strike" Gonzales. On his last attempt‚ Cobb argues that the bag is three inches too far. When measured‚ Cobb is proved correct‚ but is still out stealing. A frustrated Cobb will cut short the tour and return to the U.S. The Tigers will end their Cuban swing at 7-4‚ with a tie. This is a reversal of last year's 4-8 record‚ when they played the Cuban teams without Cobb and Sam Crawford. The champion A's also played in Havana at the same time‚ finishing with a 4-6 record.
Dec 3, 1908 - Cuba's 21-year-old Jose Mendez of Almendares shuts out Cincinnati 3-0 to complete 25 straight shutout innings against the Americans.