Manny Jiménez

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1964 Topps #574 Manny Jimenez

Manuel Emilio Jiménez Rivera
(El Mulo)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.

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Manny Jimenez hit .301 as a 25-year-old rookie and as the starting leftfielder on the Kansas City Athletics in 1962. His 11 home runs were third on the team. Over time, however, he couldn't keep the job as a regular, and he gradually became a pinch-hitter. Seven different players had at least 10 games in left field for the Athletics in 1963, and in 1964 six different players had at least 24 games in left field for the team.

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked him up in 1966 in the minor league draft, and in 1968 he had a good season, getting 66 at-bats in 66 games, and hitting .303/.403/.394 that year, during the depths of the second dead-ball era.

Jimenez had come from the Mexican League prior to 1958, and was in the Milwaukee Braves organization before he was with the A's. After his days with the Pirates he was traded to the Chicago Cubs organization.

He managed in the Dominican Summer League in 2006.

His brother Elvio Jimenez played one game in October 1964 for the New York Yankees, getting 6 at-bats and two hits.

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