Pedro Cepeda, better known as Perucho, was the first player considered a superstar in Puerto Rican professional baseball. He began playing baseball when there was no formal professional baseball league on the island. About 5-feet-11-inches tall, he could play in various positions, both in the infield and the outfield, and was a consistent hitter who.......
Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1999
Primary team: San Francisco Giants
Primary position: 1st Baseman
When a knee injury robbed Orlando Cepeda of most of the 1965 season, no one was sure he would ever return to his status as one of the game’s best players.
But by 1967, baseball fans had their answer – as Cepeda led the St. Louis Cardinals to the 1967 World Series title.
On Nov. 7, 1967, Cepeda was named the National League’s MVP in a unanimous vote – becoming the first unanimous NL MVP since Carl Hubbell in 1936. Cepeda hit .325 with 25 homers and an NL-best 111 RBI that season, batting cleanup.........
Malcolm was drafted by the Kansas City Royals of the 1993 MLB June Amateur Draft, he went on to play professionally for 11 years.
After a tough injury Malcolm made the hard decision to hang up his cleats but that didn't stop him, he grabbed his coaching shoes instead. He loves teaching the game he grew up loving. Instilling the importance of hardwork and dedication.
Currently Malcolm is running Orlando Cepeda School of Baseball and has 5 select travel teams in his program.