Alejandro Vidaña

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Biographical Information[edit]

Alejandro Vidaña pitched in the Mexican League for 11 seasons.

Vidaña debuted in 1976 with the Cañeros de Los Mochis, going 0-2 with a 3.18 ERA. He did not pitch in 1977 then bounced between three clubs in 1978 - the Helena Phillies (11 R in 5 IP, 0-2), Cafeteros de Cordoba (0 R in 2 IP) and the Matamoros club (8-2, 1.34). He finished fourth in the Mexican Center League in ERA and helped pitch Matamoros to the regular-season title. Alejandro would spend the remainder of his career in the Mexican League.

In 1979, he was 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 22 outings for Cordoba, walking 29 in 42 innings. He spent 1980-1982 with the Reynosa Broncos, going 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA the first year, 5-2 with a save and a 3.74 ERA the second and 8-5, 3.84 with 3 saves the third (when he pitched a career-high 32 games and 81 2/3 IP). Of his 36 walks in 1982, 11 were intentional, the highest number in the circuit. In '83, he pitched for the Bravos de Leon and Saraperos de Saltillo with a rocky 1-7, 5.73 record and one save.

During 1984, Alejandro was 3-9 with a 5.04 ERA for Saltillo, making a career-high 8 starts and working his only complete game in the LMB. He split 1985 between the Saraperos and the Plataneros de Tabasco with a combined mark of 1-1, 6.15. Vidaña pitched for the 1986 Ganaderos de Tabasco with a 4-3, 5.14 record and two saves. In his final season, 1987, he was with both Tabasco and the Tigres de Mexico, going 2-1 with a save and a 5.60 ERA.

Overall, the right-hander was 27-30 with 8 saves and a 4.70 ERA in 222 Mexican League outings (28 starts). He allowed 632 hits and 208 walks in 532 2/3 innings while striking out 227.