Félix José Fermín Minaya (born October 9, 1963) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1987-1988), Cleveland Indians (1989-1993), Seattle Mariners (1994-1995) and Chicago Cubs (1996).
On August 22, 1989, Fermin tied an 87-year-old MLB record with four sacrifice hits in one game against the Seattle Mariners.
Along with Reggie Jefferson, Fermín was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Omar Vizquel before the 1994 season. Fermín was a regular starter in 1995 when the Mariners won the American League's Western Division. He led the AL in sacrifice hits (32) in 1989; he also led the AL in most at bats per strikeout (34.3) in 1993.
In a 10-season career, Fermín played in 903 games and had 2,767 at-bats, 294 runs, 718 hits, 86 doubles, 11 triples, 4 home runs, 207 runs batted in, 27 stolen bases, 166 walks, a .259 batting average, a .305 on-base percentage, a .303 slugging average, 838 total bases.
As a player, his nickname was "El Gato", for Felix the Cat and his quick reflexes and defense too.
Felix is available for:
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