From BR Bullpen
The Almendares club participated in basically every Cuban Winter League seasom from 1878-1961. Usually known as the Almendares Blues, they became the Almendares Scorpions in their last decade or so. Based ouf of Havana, they were 1,522-1,304 in 71 seasons, second to the Havana Reds' 74 and 44 more than any other club. Their .539 winning percentage was the best of any CWL team to play more than 11 years and they were only 31 wins behind Havana for the all-time lead. They won 25 titles, were second 24 times, third 14 times and 4th 8 times. Quite a few Hall of Famers appeared for the club during its existance. Among the team's most notable moments in history were hiring the first American manager in the CWL (Billy Earle, 1901) and winning the first Caribbean Series.
 Further Reading
- César Brioso: Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2015. ISBN 978-0-8130-6116-0