We remember Luis Aloma (1923-1997)

Image result for luis aloma images

We remember Luis Aloma Barba who was born in Havana on this day in 1923. He was known as “Witto”.

Aloma made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox in 1950.  Over the next four seasons, Aloma was 18-3 in four big league seasons and holds the highest career winning percentage (.857) among all pitchers with at least 20 decisions.  He saved 15 and had a 3.44 career ERA.

Sadly, Aloma was forced to retire after the 1953 season due to chronic bursitis.

After baseball, Aloma ran a restaurant.  In the 1960’s, he was active working with fellow Cuban refugees in Chicago.

Aloma died in 1997.

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.