On February 3, 1977, the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues elects Martin Dihigo and John Lloyd to the Hall of Fame. Dihigo, a native of Cuba, played the infield and the outfield, caught and pitched from 1923 to 1945.

Lloyd, a standout shortstop and dangerous hitter, during his 27-year career he compiled a career batting average, was .343 while building a reputation as the greatest shortstop in the history of the Negro Leagues. Lloyd played from 1906 to 1932.

 

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