Tuesday, June 20, 2017

#322  Jose Pena

Mexican League veteran trying his luck north of the border, surfacing with the Dodgers via rule 5 draft....no Fernando find, gave limited returns...7-4 record, 4.97 ERA as a reliever...started in Reds organization....Poor results in 5 games in June 1969 with the Reds....returned to Mexican League and excelled catching the eye of the Dodgers ....First professional game 1961 Mexican Minor League.... spent 1962 to 1966 with Mexico City Tigers....according to Wikipedia was married to a female professional poker player at the time in a Dodger uniform...Started out strong with Dodgers during 1970 then proceeded to melt down in June....1971 did mop up middle relief work. 

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