Currently alive, at 83 years of age.
1937 – He was born on the 17th of September in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
1958 – In his first season, Cepeda batted .312 with 25 home runs and 96 runs RBI, led the National League in doubles (38), and was named Rookie of the Year.
1967 – He was named the National League MVP by hitting .325 and having a league-leading 111 RBIs.
1975 – He retired with a career .297 BA with 379 homers and 1365 RBI in 17 seasons. Cepeda was the first designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, and the second DH in all of MLB.
1999 – He was elected by the Hall’s Veterans Committee, joining Roberto Clemente as the only other Puerto Rican in Cooperstown.
2007 – On the 2nd of Wednesday, in Solano County, Cepeda was booked into jail after a routine traffic stop on Interstate 80. He faces charges of marijuana possession and speeding. Cepeda posted a $10,000 bail and has been released from the Solano County jailhouse.