Mexican baseball player, Benny Valenzuela, Died at 85

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Benjamin Beltrán Valenzuela was born on June 2, 1933 and died on October 24, 2018.

He was a Mexican expert baseball player, a third baseman.

He showed up in ten Major League Baseball games for the St. Louis Cardinals amid the 1958 season.

Nicknamed “Papelero” in his local Mexico, he tossed and batted right-gave, stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 175 pounds (79 kg).

His curtailed MLB benefit in any case, Valenzuela played 20 years in expert baseball (1952– 71), with the most recent decade spent solely in the Double-A Mexican League and lower-characterization Mexican small time.

In the wake of starting his vocation with unaffiliated clubs in the lower small time, he was drafted into the Cardinal association in 1955.

Subsequent to hitting .314 and .286 in sequential seasons with the Double-A Houston Buffaloes in 1956– 57, he got early-and late-season tryouts with the 1958 Redbirds, spending the greater part of that year with Triple-An Omaha.

He singled in his first MLBin a match with Johnny Podres of the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 27, yet in general gathered just three hits in 14 at bats with a base on balls amid his solitary major alliance battle.

At the end of the 1958 season, Valenzuela was exchanged to the San Francisco Giants in a five-player exchange that got the Cardinals right-gave pitcher Ernie Broglio.

After his playing retirement, he moved toward becoming director of the Alijadores de Tampico in the Mexican League.

Benjamin Beltrán Valenzuela passed away at 85 years old

 

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