RAMIRO CUEVAS


Baseball
Perfect Game Pitcher
N. L. Tecolotes vs. M. C. Diablos Rojos
Mexicar. League
Mexico City August 14, 1953


Born in the small town of Ebanos, San Luis Potosi, Ramiro did not have an idea that one day, he
was going to be immortalized in Professional Baseball. Since the beginning of organized baseball in
Mexico, there never had been a feat accomplished as the perfect game he pitched for the Nuevo
Laredo Tecolotes against the Mexico City Diablos Rojas. His spectacular feat took place in Mexico
City's Old Tradition-Rich Parque Delta. Cuevas, a control-type pitcher, wrote his name into the
records of the Mexican League as his perfect game was the first ever in that circuit. 0 nly six other
perfect games had ever been recorded in organized baseball prior to Cuevas feat. In comparison, Don
Larsen of the N.Y. Yankees pitch his perfect game three years later in the 1956 World Series against
the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Cuevas masterpiece stood for twenty-five years. Horacia Pina, ex-Major League hurler, joined
Ramiro in the Mexican League record book by hurling a perfect game for his Aguascalientes team in
1978. He also pitched two other No-Hits No-Runs games in the Mexican Winter League. One in 1949
in the Liga Del Golfo and in 1954 in the Liga Del Pacifico. He retired in 1959 at the age of 31. Cuevas
considers Jose Luis "Chile" Gomez, Angel Castro and Adolfo Lugue as the best Managers the Mexican
League has ever had. Gomez and Castro are in the Mexican Baseball Hall-Of-Fame. The Hall located
in Monterrey, Mexico is sponsored by Cerveceria Cuahtemoc. !n the early 1970's, Cuevas, AI Pinkston
and old -timer Agustin Verdi of Veracruz were inducted into the Hall. Cuevas had a chance to play in
the Major League but the Mexican Club owners wouldn't part with their stars. Cuevas and his wife
Guadalupe and children Ramiro, Ricardo, and Rosar reside in Nuevo Laredo where he works in the
Real Estate business.