Camilo Alberto Pascual
Camilo Alberto Pascual was born in Havana, Cuba. He is the younger brother of former major league pitcher Carlos Pascual. As a 17-year-old, Pascual left Havana and spent the 1951 season as a minor league free agent pitching for the Class-D Chickasha Chiefs in the Oklahoma Sooner State League. Following the season, he would play for his hometown Elefantes de Cienfuegos competing for the Caribbean World Series. He would continue to play for Cienfuegos or Tigres de Marianao until 1961. Camilo Pascual led all American League (AL) pitchers in strikeouts in 1961, 1962, and 1963 – the first pitcher in a Minnesota Twins uniform to ever lead the junior circuit. Camilo Pascual, the twenty-sixth Cuban-born pitcher to play Major League Baseball, appeared in more All-Star Games than any other pitcher from the Island. After hanging up his cleats, Pascual had the second most wins (174 wins) by a Cuban-born pitcher. He retired to Miami in 1971 from the Cleveland Indians. In 1983, Pascual was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame. Then, in 1996 he gained induction into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame.