Frank Ortenzio

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Frank Joseph Ortenzio Jr.

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Frank Ortenzio played well in his cup of coffee with the Kansas City Royals in 1973, but his competition at first base was John Mayberry, who would hold the job through 1977. Ortenzio hit .280 with a .480 slugging percentage in 9 games with the Royals.

He was an All-Star in 1970 with the Billings Mustangs of the Pioneer League. He had a big year in AAA in 1977, when he was MVP of the American Association with the Denver Bears after hitting .311 with 40 homers and 126 RBIs. However, there was no room for him with the parent Montreal Expos, who already had Tony Perez and Del Unser to play first base. He was given a look by the Chicago White Sox the next spring, but was returned to the Expos when he failed to impress. In 1979, he moved to Japan, playing a couple of seasons with the Nankai Hawks.

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