Baldomero Pedro Acosta Fernandez
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 7", Weight 140 lb.
- Debut June 15, 1913
- Final Game September 2, 1918
- Born May 19, 1896 in Bauta, Cuba
- Died November 17, 1963 in Miami, FL USA
"Baldomero Acosta, the 16-year old Cuban, who is getting a trial with the Washington Senators, is being heralded as a second Ty Cobb." - Sporting Life of April 12, 1913 about Merito Acosta, who played well in the majors later that season as a rookie
Merito Acosta was one of the first Cuban-born players in the major leagues, and the owner of the Havana Cubans of the Florida International League, the first team from a non-English speaking country in Organized Baseball (not counting teams from Quebec).
He was long listed as the brother of José Acosta, but in fact his daughter confirmed that the two men were not related.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1929||Dayton Aviators||Central League||68-69||3rd||none|