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From BR Bullpen
Luis Aloma Barba (Witto)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut April 19, 1950
- Final Game August 30, 1953
- Born July 23, 1923 in Havana, Cuba
- Died April 7, 1997 in Park Ridge, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Cuban native Aloma was originally discovered by Washington Senators scout Joe Cambria in 1944 and played several seasons in their farm system. After spending 1949 with the Buffalo Bisons in the Detroit Tigers organization, the White Sox acquired him, largely because he could serve as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking players Chico Carrasquel and Mike Fornieles. Ironically, the Sox traded Carrasquel's uncle Alex to the Tigers to obtain Aloma.
Aloma had his best season in 1951, when he went 6-0 with a 1.82 ERA in 25 games. That year, he pitched a shutout in his only career start, a 9-0 victory over Alex Kellner and the Philadelphia Athletics in the second game of a doubleheader sweep on June 17th. He was forced to retire after the 1953 season due to chronic bursitis.