Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Happy Ballhawk - Angel Macias

15-Year-Old Mexican Lad May Become Diamond Ace

The Bridgeport Post, 29 May 1960

Could one of the world's finest baseball players be a mere boy of 15?

Millions of Mexicans - from the Yucatan to Baja California, Acapulco to the Rio Grande, and especially in booming, industrial Monterrey - fervently believe that the 115-pound impoverished son
of a Monterrey factory worker will perhaps even one day be greater than Babe Ruth.

As a hitter, he has never batted less than .500 in any league in which he has competed and leads his league consistently in home runs, runs scored, runs batted in and hits, and he is a constant base stealing threat.

He is a switch-hitter, batting form either the right or left side, and thus is switch-pitcher, switch-fielder and switch-hitter combined.

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Angel Macias pitched a perfect game in the 1957 Little League World Series


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