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Elpidio Mancebo Pérez

Elpidio Mancebo was a Cuban first baseman who led his country in four different categories over the years, including four times in walks.

Mancebo hit .353 in the 1967 Pan American Games to lead the Cuban attack; they won the Silver Medal. In the 1967-1968 Serie Nacional, he drew 87 walks for the Mineros to lead the league. In 1968-1969, Mancedo paced the loop with 26 doubles. He had five extra-base hits on November 12 to set a Cuban record.

Elpidio led the Serie Nacional with 62 walks in 1969-1970. In 1970-1971, he led with 77 hits and 45 walks. He scored 12 runs to lead all players in the 1971 Amateur World Series, which Cuba won. In 1971-1972, he won the batting title at .327.

Mancebo scored 56 runs in 1972-1973 for Oriente to lead the loop. He also drew 62 walks to tie Antonio Muñoz for the walk lead. In the 1977 Series Selectivas, he led with 16 doubles for the Orientales.

Overall, Mancebo hit .282/.409/.388 and fielded .982 in 17 seasons in Cuba. Through 2004, he was 13th all-time with 922 walks, between Lourdes Gourriel and Fernando Sánchez.

He is the brother of Herminio Mancebo.


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