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Pete Smith

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Pete Smith

BIOGRAPHY Peter John Smith (born February 27, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher, born in Abington, Massachusetts. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the first round (21st overall pick) in the 1984 Major League Baseball draft. Smith was signed on June 14, 1984 to play in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He batted and threw right-handed during his baseball career. CareerThe Philadelphia Phillies traded Smith to the Atlanta Braves, along with Ozzie Virgil, Jr., for Steve Bedrosian and Milt Thompson. Smith made his major league debut on September 8, 1987 with the Atlanta Braves at age...

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Karim Garcia

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Karim Garcia

BIOGRAPHY Gustavo Karim García Aguayo (born October 29, 1975), nicknamed "The Latino Bambino."Early yearsBorn in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico, García signed as an amateur free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1992 at just sixteen years old. After batting .319 with twenty home runs and 91 runs batted in for the Albuquerque Dukes in 1995, he became the youngest player in Major League Baseball when he debuted with the Dodgers that September. He also received major league calls in 1996 and 1997, but spent most of tenure with the Dodgers as a minor leaguer. In five seasons in their farm...

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Jose Macias

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Jose Macias

BIOGRAPHY José Prado Macías Salazar (born January 25, 1972) is a retired utility man who played in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs in all of parts of seven seasons spanning 1999–2005. Listed at 5' 10", 173 lb., Macías was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He was born in Panama City, Panama.Macias was a reliable and versatile player, being able to cover several positions competently and adapt while maintaining the highest performance standards for the team. He was used mostly at third base, but also played in the middle infield and all three outfield...

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Vicente Romo

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Vicente Romo

BIOGRAPHY Vicente Romo Navarro (born April 12, 1943 in Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, Mexico) is a former professional baseball pitcher. A right-hander, Romo played all or part of eight seasons in Major League Baseball between 1968 and 1982, primarily as a relief pitcher. He had an extensive career in Mexico, where his career spanned 25 seasons from 1962–86, and he was elected to the Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México (the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame) in 1992. He is the older brother of fellow major league pitcher Enrique Romo.Professional careerMinor leaguesRomo, who was nicknamed...

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Gene Tenace

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Gene Tenace

BIOGRAPHY Fury Gene Tenace (born Fiore Gino Tennaci; October 10, 1946), better known as Gene Tenace, is an American former professional baseball player and coach in Major League Baseball. He was a catcher and first baseman from 1969 through 1983.  Tenace was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics from Valley High School in Lucasville, Ohio and played for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted and threw right-handed. Tenace was one of the top catchers of his era and won the 1972 World Series Most Valuable Player Award. After his playing days...

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