A 5'7" Cuban signed by the Senators, Monteagudo failed in two trials as a pitcher,
suffered a sore arm, and resurfaced four years later as a Phillies outfielder. In
1945 he was the NL's most used and most successful pinch hitter (18-for-52) and worked
14 games in relief. His son, Aurelio, also pitched in the majors.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 28, 1945: Against the Phillies, Brooklyn's teenage SS Tommy Brown hits a triple and then steals home sliding under a high pitch by Rene Monteagudo. At 17, he is the youngest to pull off a home steal. The Dodgers win, 7–1, for their 13th win in 14 games.