Re: Andres Aldama 'The Cuban Assassin'
He was the first tall southpaw slugger I remember.
Those guys don't grow on trees and there were hardly any southpaws back then, let alone hitters. It would have been interesting to see the guy w/ backing and see how his contemporaries dealt with that. They sure couldn't get sparring for preparations. Those big lanky Zarate/Hearns body types in those lower weight classes sure had a way of leaving scrapheaps along the way, didn't they? They just refused to let opponents get comfy and adjust.
I think this guy is another in that mold and we the fans sure missed out.