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José Acosta



José Acosta
(Acostica)

Born: March 4, 1891 in La Habana, Cuba
Died: November 16, 1977 in La Habana, Cuba
          (86 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'6"
Wt: 134
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1958
• Relatives: Merito Acosta (Brother)
• Played in the Major Leagues
• Played in the Minor Leagues


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
5
1913-14
1923-24
MULT
8.9
1.1
-0.2
8.0
0.0
2
C
6
1913-14
1922-23
HAB/AC4
8.8
5.6
2.0
0.0
1.2
3
LF
4
1913-14
1918-19
HAB
5.2
5.3
0.7
0.0
-0.8
4
SP
4
1913-14
1923-24
HAB/MAR
4.7
-1.1
-0.0
5.8
-0.0
5
CF
8
1913-14
1923-24
MULT
4.6
6.4
-1.0
0.0
-0.8
6
SS
4
1914-15
1918-19
MULT
3.8
1.7
1.0
0.0
1.1
7
SP
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
3.5
-0.6
0.0
4.1
0.0
8
SP
3
1914-15
1916-17
MULT
3.0
-0.5
-0.3
3.8
-0.0
9
SP
3
1913-14
1915
HAB/LBC
2.6
1.8
0.1
0.8
-0.2
10
CF
3
1920-21
1923-24
MULT
2.4
4.1
-1.3
-0.1
-0.3
11
2B
5
1914-15
1923-24
AC4/HAB
2.3
2.3
-0.1
0.0
0.1
12
SP
1
1918-19
1918-19
HAB
2.1
0.2
0.0
1.9
0.0
13
SP
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
2.1
-0.7
0.0
2.8
0.0
14
1B
3
1914-15
1916-17
HAB/ORI
2.1
2.7
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
15
2B
3
1920-21
1923-24
HAB
2.0
2.6
-0.8
0.0
0.2
16
CF
1
1920-21
1920-21
HAB/AC4
2.0
1.5
0.5
0.0
-0.0
17
LF
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
1.8
1.1
0.9
0.0
-0.2
18
RF
2
1922-23
1923-24
HAB
1.8
0.9
1.1
0.0
-0.2
19
SP
4
1914-15
1922-23
HAB
1.6
-0.6
0.0
2.3
0.0
20
2B
1
1914-15
1914-15
HAB
1.5
0.8
0.7
0.0
0.0
21
3B
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
1.4
1.2
0.1
0.0
0.1
22
SP
2
1920-21
1923-24
HAB
1.4
-0.4
0.0
1.8
0.0
23
3B
3
1915-16
1918-19
HAB/ORI
1.3
0.8
0.3
0.0
0.2
24
SP
1
1913-14
1913-14
HAB
1.2
0.1
0.0
1.2
0.0
25
3B
4
1913-14
1920-21
HAB
1.2
0.6
0.4
0.0
0.2
26
CF
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
1.2
1.0
0.3
0.0
-0.1
27
SP
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
1.1
0.1
0.0
1.0
0.0
28
SS
2
1922-23
1923-24
HAB
1.0
1.6
-1.0
0.0
0.4
29
3B
1
1913-14
1913-14
HAB
0.8
0.5
0.2
0.0
0.1
30
SS
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
0.8
1.1
-0.5
0.0
0.2
31
SP
1
1920-21
1920-21
HAB
0.8
-0.4
0.0
1.1
0.0
32
RF
4
1913-14
1922-23
HAB/LBC
0.8
1.0
0.3
0.0
-0.6
33
SP
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB/MAR
0.8
-0.2
0.0
1.0
0.0
34
RF
2
1918-19
1923-24
MAR/HAB
0.7
0.6
0.2
0.0
-0.1
35
3B
2
1916-17
1920-21
MULT
0.7
-0.0
0.7
0.0
0.0
36
C
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
0.7
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.1
37
SP
1
1918-19
1918-19
HAB
0.6
-0.2
0.0
0.8
0.0
38
SP
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
0.6
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
39
1B
3
1913-14
1922-23
HAB
0.6
1.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.3
40
CF
1
1920
1920
JAS
0.5
0.1
0.5
0.0
-0.0
41
SP
1
1916-17
1916-17
ORI
0.5
-0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
42
SP
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
0.5
-0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
43
C
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
0.4
0.9
-0.6
0.0
0.1
44
RF
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
0.4
0.0
0.4
0.0
-0.1
45
LF
1
1920-21
1920-21
HAB
0.4
0.1
0.4
0.0
-0.0
46
C
1
1916-17
1916-17
ORI
0.4
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
47
2B
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
0.3
-0.2
0.4
0.0
0.1
48
SP
1
1920-21
1920-21
HAB
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
49
2B
1
1920-21
1920-21
HAB
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
50
LF
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
0.3
-0.1
0.5
0.0
-0.2
51
1B
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.1
52
RF
1
1918-19
1918-19
HAB
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
53
LF
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
0.2
0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
54
SS
1
1920
1920
JAS
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
55
RP
1
1920
1920
JAS
0.2
-0.1
0.1
0.2
-0.0
56
SP
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR/HAB
0.2
-0.1
-0.0
0.3
-0.0
57
RP
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.1
-0.0
58
3B
1
1920
1920
JAS
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
59
SS
1
1920-21
1920-21
HAB
0.1
-0.5
0.3
0.0
0.3
60
1B
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
0.1
-0.2
0.3
0.0
-0.1
61
SP
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
62
C
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
63
SP
1
1918-19
1918-19
HAB
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
64
C
1
1920-21
1920-21
HAB
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
65
2B
1
1920
1920
JAS
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
66
1B
1
1920
1920
JAS
0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.0
67
-
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
68
RP
1
1918-19
1918-19
HAB
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
69
SP
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.3
0.0
70
-
2
1915-16
1920-21
AC4/HAB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
1B
2
1915-16
1916-17
HAB/ORI
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
72
RF
1
1918-19
1918-19
HAB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
73
LF
3
1918-19
1922-23
HAB
0.0
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
74
3B
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
75
1B
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.0
76
C
1
1920
1920
JAS
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
77
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
HAB
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
78
-
1
1915-16
1915-16
HAB
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
79
SP
1
1920
1920
JAS
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
80
C
1
1920
1920
JAS
-0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
81
-
1
1918-19
1918-19
HAB
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
82
RF
1
1920
1920
JAS
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
83
LF
1
1915-16
1915-16
HAB
-0.1
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
84
C
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
-0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
85
2B
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
86
3B
1
1915-16
1915-16
HAB
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
87
RF
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
88
1B
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.0
89
3B
1
1920-21
1920-21
HAB
-0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
90
RF
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
-0.1
-0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
91
-
1
1918-19
1918-19
HAB
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
92
2B
1
1915-16
1915-16
HAB
-0.1
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.0
93
LF
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
-0.2
0.4
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
94
1B
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
-0.2
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
95
3B
1
1922-23
1922-23
HAB
-0.2
-0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.0
96
C
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
-0.2
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
97
SS
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
-0.4
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
98
2B
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
-0.4
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
99
2B
2
1913-14
1915
HAB/LBC
-0.4
-1.0
1.1
-0.5
-0.0
100
2B
5
1913-14
1920-21
MULT
-0.4
0.6
-1.1
0.0
0.2
101
SS
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
-0.4
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
102
1B
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.1
103
2B
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
-0.5
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
104
2B
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
-0.5
-0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.1
105
-
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
106
C
2
1920-21
1923-24
HAB/AC4
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
107
SP
2
1915-16
1922-23
HAB
-0.5
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
-0.0
108
3B
2
1920-21
1923-24
HAB/AC4
-0.5
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
0.1
109
RF
1
1920
1920
JAS
-0.6
-0.1
-0.2
-0.4
-0.0
110
C
7
1913-14
1922-23
MULT
-0.7
-1.5
0.5
0.0
0.3
111
LF
2
1915-16
1916-17
HAB/ORI
-0.7
0.2
-0.7
0.0
-0.2
112
RP
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
-0.8
-0.2
0.0
-0.5
0.0
113
RP
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR
-0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.9
0.0
114
RF
1
1923-24
1923-24
MAR/HAB
-0.9
-0.1
0.0
-0.9
-0.0
115
LF
2
1918-19
1923-24
HAB
-0.9
-0.2
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
116
RF
1
1923-24
1923-24
HAB
-1.0
-0.4
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
117
2B
1
1918-19
1918-19
HAB
-1.5
-0.4
-1.1
0.0
0.0
118
1B
2
1913-14
1915
LBC/HAB
-1.6
-0.7
-0.6
0.0
-0.2
119
3B
2
1922-23
1923-24
HAB
-1.7
-0.9
-1.0
0.0
0.2

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