|Alfredo Despaigne Sets Cuban Baseball League Season Homerun Record
2012.04.04 - 14:07:57 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba. - Granma’s Alfredo Despaigne set a new record of homeruns for a single season in the Cuban Baseball League when he belted his 34th four-bagger of the present season on Tuesday night at Havana’s Latinoamericano stadium off a delivery from Industriales left-hander Ian Rendon.
Despaigne not only smashed the previous record of 33 round-trippers —set in 2011 by former teammate Yoennis Cespedes and Cienfuegos’ Jose Dariel Abreu—, but he also improved it to 35 as he blasted another dinger off reliever Roberto Carlos Santiesteban.
With eleven games remaining in the regular season, Despaigne is very likely to continue improving his record and also to reach the 200-homerun career mark, from which he is only one four-bagger short.
“We are trying to advance to the post-season and, rather than the new record, what I want the most is to help my team to be in the next phase
and play for the championship,” Despaigne told reporters on Tuesday night.