He was part of the famous Cuban national teams
that conquered numberless World Championships during the 1970's
He hails from the mountainous zone of El Escambray in central
Cuba. Left-handed hitter with an exceptional power, he regularly
played in the fourth or fifth position in the line-ups of the
national or the regional teams he represented in 24 national
series, being the only one to reach such amount of national
The "Giant of Escambray" was part of a generation
of exceptional baseball players, such as Luis Giraldo Casanova
(Pinar del Río), Armando Capiró (Havana), and
Pedro José Rodríguez (Cienfuegos). Little by little,
he developed his qualities as a slugger. In the first six national
series, he had connected only 24 homeruns and by the end of
his career he had reached the figure of 370, being surpassed
only by Orestes Kindelán (487), Lázaro Junco (405),
and Omar Linares (404).
After his retirement as an active player, he has worked as a
trainer in Italy and with the same enthusiasm that took him
to the Old Continent, he returned to the island to be the manager
of the Cienfuegos team in the Cuban National Series.
More than once he has expressed that what he likes the best
is working with children, whom he has never abandoned, to provide
them with his experience and vast knowledge and thus give shape
to future generations of baseball players in south central Cuba.