Baseball — Seattle Mariners

Paul Spoljaric

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Paul Spoljaric

BIOGRAPHY Paul Nikola Špoljarić (born September 24, 1970 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who last played in the major leagues for the Kansas City Royals in 2000. After being signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1989, he went on to play for the Blue Jays (1994, 1996–1997, 1999), Seattle Mariners (1997-1998), Philadelphia Phillies (1999) and Kansas City Royals (2000). He was traded in 1997 with Mike Timlin for José Cruz, Jr. and was a member of Team Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where they finished...

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Carlos Lopez

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Carlos Lopez

BIOGRAPHY Carlos Antonio Morales López (born September 27, 1948, in Mazatlán, Mexico) is a retired professional baseball player. Nicknamed "Chaflán" in his native Mexico, López spent seven seasons in professional baseball, including three seasons in Major League Baseball with the California Angels (1976), Seattle Mariners (1977), and the Baltimore Orioles (1978). Over his major league career, López batted .260 with 61 runs, 130 hits, 24 doubles, one triples, 12 home runs, 54 runs batted in (RBIs), and 23 stolen bases in 237 games played. On the defensive side, López has played 181 games in right field and 49 games in...

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Enrique Romo

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Enrique Romo

BIOGRAPHY Enrique Romo Navarro (born July 15, 1947 in Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, Mexico) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Seattle Mariners (1977–78) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1979–82). Romo batted and threw right-handed. He is the younger brother of Vicente Romo, who also pitched in the majors.Baseball careerIn a six-season career, Romo posted a 44–33 record with a 3.45 ERA, 52 saves, and 436 strikeouts in 350 games pitched.Romo pitched 11 seasons in Mexican baseball prior to making his major league debut for the Seattle Mariners in 1977 at the age of 29....

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Mario Mendoza

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Mario Mendoza

BIOGRAPHY Mario Mendoza Aizpuru (born December 26, 1950) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) infielder. Mendoza, a lifetime .215 hitter, is best known as being the source of the name for the threshold for batting aptitude, the "Mendoza Line", meaning a batting average of .200. Mendoza managed in the minor leagues and in Mexico after his MLB playing career. He is a member of the Mexican League Hall of Fame.Playing careerPittsburgh PiratesMendoza first caught the eye of the Pittsburgh Pirates while playing for the Mexico City Red Devils (Diablos Rojos) of the Mexican League in 1970. His ability for...

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Dennis Martinez

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Dennis Martinez

BIOGRAPHY José Dennis Martínez Ortíz (born May 14, 1954), nicknamed "El Presidente" (The President), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was the first Nicaraguan baseball player (pitcher or position player) to play in the majors. Playing careerMartínez pitched for the Baltimore Orioles (1976–1986), Montreal Expos (1986–1993), Cleveland Indians (1994–1996), Seattle Mariners (1997) and Atlanta Braves (1998).During a 23-year baseball career, Martínez compiled 245 wins, 2,149 strikeouts, and a 3.70 earned run average. During his tenure with the Orioles, he won a World Series with them in 1983 (although he was not on their roster for the series, he...

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