In 1952, Roberto Clemente made his debut with the Cangrejeros hitting .234. He was signed by Pedrin Zorilla, debuting in the league as a teenager.  The team won that year's title and Cot Deal was named MVP.  Clemente improved this average to .288 the following season, but Santurce finished last in the league.  The league's champions were the Criollos , who also won the Caribbean Series.  With a roster that also included Luis Olmo, Willie Mays and Rubén Gómez, the Cangrejeros won the 1954-55 championship defeating Caguas in the finals, 4-1.  During this season, Clemente became the first Puerto Rican player to hit two home runs in the league's All-Star game.  The team also went on to win the Caribbean Series, which were held in Venezuela.  Jim Rivera hand an average of .450 and was named MVP.  Puerto Rican fans received the team with a parade upon landing and Luis Muñoz Marín welcomed them in La Fortaleza .