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Antonio Herradora

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Biographical Information[edit]

Antonio Herradora was a Nicaraguan pitcher of the 1970s.

He debuted in 1969 with Camoapa, going 0-3 despite a 1.00 ERA (he had a 2.67 RA, 5 of the 8 runs against him being unearned). He debuted for the Nicaraguan national team in the 1969 Amateur World Series. He was 5-5 with a 1.51 ERA for Managua in 1970, allowing a .218 average.

In 1971, he was 9-7 with two saves and a 2.06 ERA, walking only 24 in 126 2/3 IP for Granada. He led the 1971 Pan American Games with a 0.00 ERA. He had a 0.42 ERA for Nicaragua in the 1971 Amateur World Series, as they won a Bronze Medal. Among pitchers with 10+ innings, he was 5th in ERA as Santiago Mederos, Roberto Valdés and Luis A. Torres were at 0.00 and Carlos Lowell was at 0.33.

Herradora posted a 13-4, 1.52 record with six saves for Managua in '72, walking 22 in 130 2/3 innings. He took the Bad Luck Trophy in the 1972 Haarlem Baseball Week. He was on the Nicaraguan team that won the Bronze in the 1972 Amateur World Series. He was 10-2 with a 2.63 ERA for Granada in 1973. He split 1974 between Esteli (1-2, 0.43) and Granada (10-5, 1.70, 15 BB in 138 IP). He did not pitch in 1975. In '76, he was 1-2 with a 2.54 ERA for Granada and allowed 3 runs in 6 2/3 IP for BB. He ended his career in 1977 with Granada, going 3-2 with a 4.03 ERA.

He finished his Nicaraguan career 52-32 with 8 saves and a 1.93 ERA. He held opponents to a .203 average. In 681 2/3 IP, he fanned 459 and walked only 112. Through 2007, he would have been 4th in the league's history in ERA had he qualified (he was 18 1/3 IP shy) behind Sergio Lacayo, major leaguer Porfi Altamirano and Julio Juárez.