Sunday, June 26, 2016

#458 Aurelio Monteagudo

Long time vagabond pitcher…Cuban born resided in Venusalsla and later Mexico….started career in 1961 in KC A’s system….MLB debut in 1963….Had fair stats for A’s minor league system but could not stay in bigs…..but stayed with club for 6 seasons …..early 1966 starting by being sold to the Houston Astros, Aurelio would change teams 12 times….  Aurelio had play two years in the minors before getting work in his last two big league squads, 1970 Royals and 1973 Angels…..Never played for Brewers, spent 1972 in AAA Hawaii as Padre reclamation project.... had to play 7 years from his first game to getting first major league win…only two more would follow for a career 3-7 win loss….most innings pitched in a season 31…..passed away in 1990




6 comments:

  1. Loads of trivia here. One of the three Aurelio's to play MLB. Strangely, all three died in car accidents before turning 53. The Angels had two of the three in their history. Aurelio also contains all the vowels within. Why do I know this? I don't know, but it's not surprising seeing as how as a kid I learned everything I needed to know from the backs of baseball cards!

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    1. That coincidence is strange. I have a soft spot in my heart for Aurelio. He was in the first game I ever saw 7/2/70. Such a perfect memory. His 1971 card is one of my time favorites. There world weary look on his face. It appears to taken at dusk which is really different. Thanks for writing in.

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    2. You are welcome. I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work!

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  2. Topps just kept giving him cards. He wasn't particularly good or anything, he just kept popping up. I remember pulling his 1974 Traded card out of packs and wondering "who in the world"?

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  3. Yes, he has a fair number of cards representing very little MLB time.

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  4. One more thought about Aurelio, he has five individual cards (1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974) for his career...all of which he not play for his depicted team (A's, Reds, Royals, Brewers, and Angels). Got to be a record

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