Baseball — Hanshin Tigers

Ruppert Jones

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Ruppert Jones

Ruppert Sanderson Jones (born March 12, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball center fielder. He was the first player selected in the 1976 Major League Baseball expansion draft by the Seattle Mariners.Kansas City RoyalsJones was born in Dallas and moved to California as a pre-teen. He played baseball, basketball and football at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California, earning all-East Bay honors in each sport. He received scholarship offers to play football at Arizona State University, Oregon State University and the University of California, but opted to focus on baseball as he considered himself a better outfielder than wide...

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Ben Rivera

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Ben Rivera

Biography Bienvenido "Ben" Rivera Santana (born January 11, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a retired professional baseball pitcher. He played three seasons in Major League Baseball from 1992-1994 for the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. He was a member of the 1993 National League Champion Phillies. He also played two seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hanshin Tigers in 1998-1999, and one season in the Korea Baseball Organization for the Samsung Lions in 2001. Ben is available for: Appearances Autograph Sessions Coaching Interview

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Larry Parrish

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Larry Parrish

Biography Larry Alton Parrish (born November 10, 1953) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and current manager of the Toledo Mud Hens. Parrish batted right-handed and played with the Montreal Expos (1974–81), Texas Rangers (1982–88) and Boston Red Sox (1988). He also played two seasons in Japan, for the Yakult Swallows (1989) and the Hanshin Tigers (1990). Playing career Making his debut in 1974 at the age of 20, Parrish became a solid hitter as a third baseman in the 1970s and 1980s, hitting 20 or more home runs in a season five times during his major league career....

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