From BR Bullpen
Carlos Paula Conill
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut September 6, 1954
- Final Game June 23, 1956
- Born November 28, 1927 in Havana, Cuba
- Died April 25, 1983 in Miami, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Cuban-born Carlos Paula was the first black player for the Washington Senators when he made his debut for them late in the 1954 season. In 1955 as a rookie, he hit .299 with 7 triples, but committed 10 errors in the outfield (mostly right field).
The book Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro's Cuba indicates that Paula had hit .314 in three previous seasons in the minors. The author also mentions a rumor that Paula later was shot to death in Cuba by a firing squad, but that turns out not to be true.