Saturday, August 27, 2016

#427-428 Tito Fuentes

Very solid body of work....a fixture at San Francisco’s 2nd base for 6 out of 9 seasons  starting in 1966....a poor 1967 resulted spending all of 1968 in minors then a split time between levels in 1969....became the established  2nd baseman in 1970 to 1974....line drive hitter and consistent for 9 seasons....Traded to Padres prior to 1975.....played for two seasons and his numbers met expectations....but most interestingly had his best season in 1977 while playing for the Tigers.... hit .309 and was 2nd in AL in season was sold to Expos in order for Tigers to make room for a young Lou Whitaker...Never played in Montreal....released before season started..... mid season ended career with a few at bats and awkward .140 average in veteran hungry Oakland....Career totals were 45 home runs, 438 RBIs, and .268 batting average.

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