Baseball — San Francisco Giants

Chris Speier

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Chris Speier

BIOGRAPHY Christopher Edward Speier (born June 28, 1950) is a former Major League Baseball player. He was drafted second overall in the January secondary 1970 Major League Baseball Draft.Playing careerSpeier played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues as a shortstop for the Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and briefly for the St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins during the 1984 season.Speier accrued a career .246 batting average and a .970 fielding percentage. His overall playing strengths were his solid fielding and selective eye at the plate. He was also named to the National League All-Star team during the...

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Orlando Cabrera

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Orlando Cabrera

BIOGRAPHY Orlando Luis Cabrera, nicknamed "O-Cab" and "The OC", (born November 2, 1974) is a Colombian-American former baseball infielder.He won a World Series championship in 2004 with the Boston Red Sox. He has played for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and San Francisco Giants. Cabrera is the younger brother of former major leaguer Jolbert Cabrera.Cabrera won the Gold Glove Award in 2001 and in 2007. He announced his retirement before the 2012 season.Baseball careerMontreal Expos (1997–2004) In 2003, Orlando finished second among the league shortstops in...

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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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Manny Trillo

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Manny Trillo

BIOGRAPHY Jesús Manuel Marcano Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed 'Indio', is a Venezuelan former second baseman who played in Major League Baseball from 1973 through 1989. In a 17-season career, he played for the Oakland Athletics (1973–1974), Chicago Cubs (1975–1978, 1986–1988), Philadelphia Phillies (1979–1982), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984–1985) and the Cincinnati Reds (1989). He was known as one of the best fielding second basemen of his era with a strong throwing arm.Major league careerOriginally signed as a catcher by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968, Trillo was converted into a third baseman by...

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Billy Smith (1975-81)

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Billy Smith (1975-81)

BIOGRAPHY Billy Edward Smith (born July 14, 1953) is an American former professional baseball player and former Major League Baseball second baseman. He played all or part of six seasons in the Majors between 1975 and 1981. Smith was originally drafted by the California Angels in 1971. He played in their farm system for several years until making his debut early in the 1975 season. That year, he mainly played shortstop, batting just .203 in 59 games. After a brief stint in the majors in 1976, he was let go by the Angels. Smith was signed by the Baltimore Orioles...

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