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January 31, 2014


Gary Ashwill

Hi Vianney, thanks, this is very interesting! It would appear Francisco Sostre was a bit like some Latin American players who preceded him, notably Roberto Estalella, who may have had some African ancestry but was able to cross the color line into white baseball anyway.

Vianney Hartvisen

Ok. So here is the skinny on everything I was posting. Francisco is the son of Eulalia Morales (a white woman) and Francisco Sostre (a black man) as listed on their marriage certificate from 23 Dec 1913. The 1920 federal census lists the family as mulatto.

Vianney S Hartvisen

This article is a bit older, but I feel the added information warrants reviving this thread.. Some of the Sostre family are listed as Mulatto on the PR census. I would have to go back and pull the exact records.

Ms. Iris N. Sostre

I am Iris N. Sostre, I learn of Francisco Sostre form a jewelry owner. He spoke of how great of a baseball player that he was. Thank you for the history on Francisco Sostre.

carmen a. sostre

Thank you so much. My name is Carmen A. Sostre,daughter of Francisco Sostre. I believe that now Iwill be able to reach my brother Ceasar Sostre MD. I am 69yrs. d.o.b. 12/26/44 in Puerto rico and never met him. Francisco,my dad, was married to my mom Angelina Santos. two daughters born my self and my sister Angelica. I would like Ceasar to have my e-mail. thank you so much

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