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René Monteagudo Miranda
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 7", Weight 165 lb.
- Debut September 6, 1938
- Final Game September 30, 1945
- Born March 12, 1916 in Havana, Cuba
- Died September 14, 1973 in Hialeah, FL USA
Rene Monteagudo appeared in 46 major league games as a pitcher, 44 major league games as an outfielder, and 156 major league games total between the years of 1938 and 1945.
Monteagudo was more successful as a hitter than as a pitcher. As a hitter he hit .289 during his career, including a .301 average in 1945, when he had his most at-bats and served primarily as a pinch-hitter. In 1945, he had the highest batting average of any player on the Philadelphia Phillies team who had 100+ at-bats. As a pitcher, he had a career record of 3-7 with 2 saves. Although he had 93 strikeouts in 168 innings, he also gave up 221 hits and 95 walks.
He stood 5 ' 7 " and was born in Cuba.
He had broken in with the Washington Senators, but had problems with a sore arm.
In 1946, he was blacklisted for going to Mexico to play there.
- U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh was a serious baseball fan, and once used Monteagudo as an example of the extent to which he was interested in relatively-obscure baseball lore. Thornburgh, born in Pennsylvania and eventually elected Governor, was 12 years old in 1945 when Monteagudo played his one year for the Philadelphia Phillies in Pennsylvania.
- He was named to the Cuban Hall of Fame in 1986.
- In 1945, when he was pitching, 17-year-old Tommy Brown stole home off him, becoming the youngest player to steal home.
- His son Aurelio Monteagudo also pitched in the major leagues - and had exactly the same record of 3-7.