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8.01.2006

Bobby Balcena




Bobby Balcena
AKA Robert Rudolph Balcena


  • 1st Filipino-American to play in the Major League Baseball history (Cincinnati Reds, 1956)

DATE OF BIRTH
August 1, 1925

BIRTHPLACE
San Pedro, California, USA


YEAR OF DEATH
January 4, 1990


USEFUL LINKS

31 Facts For Filipino American History Month - October
Wikipedia Article on Bobby Balcena
"Our History is No Mystery"
Notable Filipino Americans

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