PERUCHIN CEPEDA-Orlando Manuel "Peruchin" Cepeda Pennes. is a Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball first baseman and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Early in his career he was unable to play in the major leagues because he was black. The bulk of his career was played before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color bar. Several players from the Negro leagues visited his house, which had a major influence of his view of the sport.