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Vic Davalillo

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Birth
Caracas, Municipio Bolivariano Libertador, Capital District, Venezuela
Death
6 Dec 2023 (aged 84)
Caracas, Municipio Bolivariano Libertador, Capital District, Venezuela
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Major League Baseball Player. He played the outfield position for Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians, California Angels, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, and Los Angeles Dodgers that span from the 1960s to 1980. Born Victor Jose Davalillo Romero, he began his career as a pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds' organization after signing as an amateur free agent in 1958. In 1961, he was sold to the Cleveland Indians and moved up the Indians' farm system until joining the main club in 1963. He was under consideration for American League Rookie of the Year honors that year until a broken wrist sustained during a game hampered his season. In 1964, he earned an American League Gold Glove Award and the next year, he was named to the American League All-Star team. In June of 1968, he was traded by the Indians to the California Angels and played with them for the last half of 1968 season and the first half of 1969. He was traded by the Angels to the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle of 1969 and played for the Cardinals for one and half seasons before being traded to Pittsburgh Pirates in January of 1971. He went on to play on the Pirates' 1971 World Series championship team and remained with the team until 1973, when he was sold to Oakland Athletics. He played on the A's' World Series-winning team that year, but after 17 games in 1974, was released by the team. From 1974 to 1977, he played in the Mexican League and was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in August of 1977. While with the Dodgers, he played on their two National League championship teams (1977 and 1978). He was released by the team after the 1979 season. He continued playing baseball in both Mexico and Venezuela before retiring from organized baseball in 1987. During his 16 year Major League career, he played in 1,458 games, accumulating 1,122 hits in 4,017 at bats for a .279 career batting average along with 36 home runs, 329 runs batted in, a .315 on-base percentage, 509 runs, 160 doubles, 37 triples, and 125 stolen bases. In 2003, he was selected as one of the charter members of the Venezuelan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Major League Baseball Player. He played the outfield position for Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians, California Angels, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, and Los Angeles Dodgers that span from the 1960s to 1980. Born Victor Jose Davalillo Romero, he began his career as a pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds' organization after signing as an amateur free agent in 1958. In 1961, he was sold to the Cleveland Indians and moved up the Indians' farm system until joining the main club in 1963. He was under consideration for American League Rookie of the Year honors that year until a broken wrist sustained during a game hampered his season. In 1964, he earned an American League Gold Glove Award and the next year, he was named to the American League All-Star team. In June of 1968, he was traded by the Indians to the California Angels and played with them for the last half of 1968 season and the first half of 1969. He was traded by the Angels to the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle of 1969 and played for the Cardinals for one and half seasons before being traded to Pittsburgh Pirates in January of 1971. He went on to play on the Pirates' 1971 World Series championship team and remained with the team until 1973, when he was sold to Oakland Athletics. He played on the A's' World Series-winning team that year, but after 17 games in 1974, was released by the team. From 1974 to 1977, he played in the Mexican League and was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in August of 1977. While with the Dodgers, he played on their two National League championship teams (1977 and 1978). He was released by the team after the 1979 season. He continued playing baseball in both Mexico and Venezuela before retiring from organized baseball in 1987. During his 16 year Major League career, he played in 1,458 games, accumulating 1,122 hits in 4,017 at bats for a .279 career batting average along with 36 home runs, 329 runs batted in, a .315 on-base percentage, 509 runs, 160 doubles, 37 triples, and 125 stolen bases. In 2003, he was selected as one of the charter members of the Venezuelan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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