Oscar Tuero

From BR Bullpen

Oscar Tuero newspaper.png

Oscar Monzon Tuero
born Oscar Tuero Monzon

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8½", Weight 158 lb.

BR page

Biographical Information[edit]

Cuban pitcher Oscar Tuero played in the major leagues, in Cuba, and also had a long career in the minors (1913-1941).

He began the USA-based portion of his career in 1913 with the Jersey City Skeeters. He reached the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1918 and spent part of the next three seasons in the big leagues. He went 5-7 with a 3.19 ERA for the Cards in 1919 and led the National League with 45 appearances and 4 saves. He later returned to the minors and led the Southern Association with 27 wins for the Memphis Chicks in 1921. He played for another two decades, going 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA as a 48-year-old for the Shreveport Sports in 1941.

During his career, Tuero pitched two no-hitters. The first was on June 24, 1925, against Shreveport, while he was playing for the Waco Cubs. The second came against the Cooleemee Weavers on August 5, 1937, when he was with the Newton-Conover Twins. As a 43-year-old at the time, he is the oldest man ever to throw a no-hitter.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Games Pitched Leader (1919)
  • NL Saves Leader (1919)

Related Sites[edit]