Mejias left the sugar cane fields of Cuba when signed by the Pirates. He hit in 54
consecutive games at Waco (Big State League) in 1954. The fast Mejias saw only part-time
duty in Pittsburgh but seemed to blossom with Houston in 1962, hitting .286 with
24 HR and 76 RBI. Acquired by Boston for his righthanded power, he could not match
his 1962 efforts.