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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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Luis Cruz

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Luis Cruz

BIOGRAPHY Luis Alfonso Cruz (born February 10, 1984) is a Mexican professional baseball shortstop and third baseman for the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican Baseball League. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.Professional careerBoston Red SoxCruz was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent on August 29, 2000. He played in the rookie leagues with the Gulf Coast Red Sox in 2001 and for 21 games in 2002 before he was promoted to the Class-A Augusta Greenjackets to...

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Ruben Rivera

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Ruben Rivera

BIOGRAPHY Rubén Rivera Moreno (born November 14, 1973) is a Panamanian professional baseball player for the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican Baseball League. He played Major League Baseball for five different teams, from 1995 to 2003. His cousin, Mariano Rivera, was the former long-time closer for the New York Yankees. With the Yankees, he won the 1996 World Series over the world champion Atlanta Braves.CareerNew York Yankees (1990–1997)Rivera was signed by the New York Yankees in 1990. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Yankees in 1992 and his major league debut with the Yankees on September...

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Al Pulido

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Al Pulido

BIOGRAPHY Alfonso Pulido Manzo (born January 23, 1957 in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Pulido played parts of three seasons in Major League Baseball, with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1983–1984 and with the New York Yankees in 1986, appearing in 12 career games with a 1–1 record.Before signing with Major League Baseball, Pulido originally pitched for the Mexico City Reds of the Mexican League. In 1983, he won 17 games for the Reds while only losing three. After winning three games in the Mexican League playoffs, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed him to a contract, and...

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Luis Tiant

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Luis Tiant

BIOGRAPHY Luis Clemente Tiant Vega (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwis ˈtjant]), born November 23, 1940), is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) right-handed starting pitcher. He pitched 19 years primarily for the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox. He became a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997. Tiant compiled a 229–172 record with 2416 strikeouts, a 3.30 ERA, 187 complete games, and 49 shutouts in 3,486.1 innings. He was an All-Star for three seasons and 20-game winner for four seasons. He was the American League (AL) ERA leader in 1968 and 1972. He also was the...

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