José Riveira Rodríguez
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José Riveira was both a Rookie of the Year and Pitcher of the Year in Cuba yet never was picked for the Cuban national team.
Riveira debuted with a bang in 1977-1978, posting a .82 ERA with 5 earned runs in 55 innings for Villa Clara. He was named the Serie Nacional Rookie of the Year, the first Villa Clara player so honored; Alejo O'Reilly would follow suit a year later. In 1982-1983, José led in ERA (.63, 4 ER in 57 IP) and winning percentage (6-0) to take Serie Nacional Most Valuable Pitcher honors. Only Nivaldo Pérez had been chosen before for Villa Clara for that award. He had the third-lowest ERA in the Serie Nacional in the 20th Century behind Ihosvany Gallego and Rolando Castillo.
Overall, he was 81-47 with 13 shutouts and 3 saves in 224 games in Cuba (161 starts). His ERA was 3.26.
Source: 2005 Guia Official de Beisbol