Iván DeJesús Alvarez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
- High School Gabriela Mistral High School, Margarita Janer High School
- Debut September 13, 1974
- Final Game July 15, 1988
- Born January 9, 1953 in Santurce, P.R.
Shortstop Iván DeJesús was known by Puerto Rican fans as "El Pulpo", the Octopus, for his fielding abilities. Highly touted as a shortstop in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization (he was signed by scout Corito Varona, DeJesús was blocked by Bill Russell. Traded to the Chicago Cubs in 1977, DeJesús put in several creditable seasons with the Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. Although not an outstanding hitter, he was a good handler of the bat who did not embarrass himself at the plate.
After his playing career, DeJesús was a minor league manager and coach. He was a coach with the Toledo Mud Hens in 1989 (player/coach), Osceola Astros in 1994, and Kissimmee Cobras in 1996 and 2000. In 2006, he led the Greeneville Astros of the Appalachian League. He was a coach with the Cubs in 2010 and 2011 and managed the Lexington Legends in 2012.
He is the father of Iván DeJesús Jr.
- NL Runs Scored Leader (1978)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1978)
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1990||GCL Dodgers||Gulf Coast League||38-25||2nd||Los Angeles Dodgers||League Champs|
|1991||GCL Dodgers||Gulf Coast League||29-31||10th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1992||San Bernardino Spirit||California League||52-84||9th||Seattle Mariners|
|2001||Pittsfield Astros||New York-Penn League||45-30||4th||Houston Astros|
|2002||Tri-City ValleyCats||New York-Penn League||27-48||13th||Houston Astros|
|2003||Tri-City ValleyCats||New York-Penn League||44-32||5th||Houston Astros|
|2004||Lexington Legends||South Atlantic League||67-72||11th||Houston Astros|
|2005||Salem Avalanche||Carolina League||67-74||5th||Houston Astros|
|2006||Greeneville Astros||Appalachian League||34-33||4th (t)||Houston Astros|
|2012||Lexington Legends||South Atlantic League||69-69||7th||Houston Astros|