Félix Machado

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Félix Machado (Tirahuequito)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Biographical Information[edit]

Félix Machado played on the Venezuelan national team in the 1940 Amateur World Series and 1944 Amateur World Series (winning Gold in '44). When the Venezuelan League was formed in 1946, he played for Cervecería Caracas; he hit .176/?/.203. The outfielder was 10 for 44 as a bench player in 1946-1947 and had his only career homer, an inside-the-park number. He was 0 for 6 in the finals. He hit .188/?/.219 in 1947-1948 and was 1 for 8 in 17 games in 1948-1949, presumably either a defensive sub or pinch-runner mostly. He did not bat in the 1949 Caribbean Series.

In 1949-1950, he moved to the Navegantes del Magallanes and was 2 for 16 in 30 games, scoring 6 runs. He was 0 for 2 in the 1950 Caribbean Series. In 1950-1951, he got into regular action for the Patriotas de Venezuela, batting .218 and slugging .282. In 1951-1952, he hit .137 only and slugged .178. He winded down in 1952-1953 by batting .179/?/.231 for the Patriotas. In 242 LVBP games, he hit .184/?/.230 and had 72 runs and 24 RBI in 435 at-bats.

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