Baseball — Detroit Tigers

Tom Urbani

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Tom Urbani

BIOGRAPHY Thomas James Urbani (born January 21, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for four seasons. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1993 to 1996, and played the rest of the 1996 season with the Detroit Tigers after being traded.In 1999 Urbani ended his career, pitching for the Italian baseball team of the Rimini Pirates as an Italian-American (oriundo) player. He led the team to a 7 games Championship Series win against Nettuno : in that season Urbani threw the fifth perfect game in the history of the Italian baseball (against the San Marino...

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Ron LeFlore

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Ron LeFlore

BIOGRAPHY Ronald LeFlore (born June 16, 1948) is an American former Major League Baseball center fielder. He played six seasons with the Detroit Tigers before being traded to the Montreal Expos, retiring with the Chicago White Sox in 1982. He stole 455 bases in his career, and was an American League All-Star selection in 1976.A movie and book were made about his rise to the major leagues after being an inmate at the Jackson State Penitentiary. One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story was a made-for-television movie starring LeVar Burton that aired on CBS in 1978. LeFlore is the...

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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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Juan Berenguer

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Juan Berenguer

BIOGRAPHY Juan Bautista Berenguer (born November 30, 1954) is a former Panamanian long relief pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) who played for eight teams from 1978 to 1992. Listed at 5'11 (1.80 m), 200 lb. (91 k), Berenguer batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Aguadulce, Coclé.A mean-looking, husky pitcher with long hair and a mustache, Berenguer was nicknamed 'Pancho Villa' by his teammates, even though Twins fans admiringly referred to him as 'Señor Smoke' or 'El Gasolino' due to his mid-90s mph fastball. Playing careerExtremely wild as a youngster, Berenguer learned to harness his sneaky fastball which...

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