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Edward Green Sinclair (La Gacela Negra, Cabo)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 155 lb.


Born: August 30, 1920 in Bluefields, Nicaragua

Died: September 13, 1980 in Managua, Nicaragua

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Speedy outfielder Eduardo Green, a Nicaraguan whose father came from Jamaica, starred for the Nicaraguan national team in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1950 Amateur World Series, Green put on one of his brightest shows, leading the event in average (.487) and hits (19) and tying for the most doubles (7). Despite his performance, Nicaragua failed to win a medal.

Green was invited to the spring training camp of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951, but left before playing a game, apparently disgusted by the racism he encountered in Florida. He played briefly for the 1953 Havana Cubans, going 5 for 27 with a triple. It was his lone appearance in Organized Baseball. He continued to play at home in Nicaragua through the early '60s.

Green's nicknames were La Gacela Negra (The Black Gazelle) and Cabo (Corporal, for his rank in the Nicaraguan Army).

He was the father of David Green.

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