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Alejo O’Reilly, great Cuban baseball player, dies

Alejo-O´ReillyOne of the greatest baseball figures in Cuba: Alejo Orrelly Morejón passed away on September 1, 2022, the National Baseball Directorate confirmed on its Twitter account.

“Pain in Cuban Baseball due to the death of Alejo O’Reilly Morejón. He shone for Ciego de Ávila during 16 National Series in which he batted for 303, with 240 home runs and 910 runs batted in, and represented Cuba with dignity. Our condolences to family and friends,” the agency wrote on the social network.

“Burnt of Güines is in mourning. Today he bids farewell to one of the greatest baseball figures in Cuba: Alejo Orrelly Morejón. The first baseman, who sealed the Intercontinental Cup with a decisive home run, today with the Cuban lineage worthy of him says goodbye to the field with the glory that leads him towards eternity. The deepest condolences of the people who saw him be born reach family and friends,” said the Santa Clara Telecubanacán television channel on its Facebook page.

O’Reilly was born on February 26, 1961 in Quemado de Güines, and was one of the best left-handed hitters who have passed through the National Series.

He shone in the teams of Villa Clara and Las Villas first (National and Selective Series respectively), and then with Ciego de Ávila and Camagüeyanos, and his playing skills also transcended in the national team.

He stood out in his career with the victories he achieved in 1987, at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis and at the Intercontinental Cup in Havana. The latter due to his hits in the final match that defined the victory of the Cuban team.

Cuban baseball has a sensible loss with his death.

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