Baseball — World Series

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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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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Angel Mangual

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Angel Mangual

Biography Ángel Luis Mangual Guilbe (March 19, 1947 in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball over parts of 7 seasons (1969, 1971–1976) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics. Mangual was a member of the 3-time World Series champion Athletics of the early 1970s. For his career he batted .245 with 22 home runs and 125 runs batted in in 450 games. In Game 4 of the 1972 World Series, Mangual hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Angel is available for: Appearances Autograph Sessions

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Ron Hassey

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Ron Hassey

BIOGRAPHY Ronald William Hassey (born February 27, 1953) is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher. Hassey began his career with the Cleveland Indians (1978–1984) after the Indians drafted him in the 18th round of the 1976 MLB amateur draft. He also played for the Chicago Cubs (1984), New York Yankees (1985–1986), Chicago White Sox (1986–1987), Oakland Athletics (1988–1990), and Montreal Expos (1991). Hassey is the only catcher in MLB history to catch two perfect games (the first with Len Barker in 1981 and his second with Dennis Martínez in 1991).Early lifeHassey is the son of Joseph Bill Hassey, a...

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