We remember Mike Fornieles (1932 – 1998)

We remember Mike Fornieles who was born Jose Miguel (Torres) Fornieles in Havana on this day in 1932.   Mike, as he was known, broke into the majors in 1952 with the then Washington Senators now Minnesota Twins. 

He played for Chicago, Baltimore and Boston.   He was an effective bullpen pitcher saving 40 games for Boston in 1959-61.  Mike died in Tampa in 1998.  He was a closer before we called them that.

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