Manuel Chávez

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Manuel Chávez (Moro)

Biographical Information[edit]

Manuel Chávez was a top star for the Mexican national team that won the Silver Medal in the 1930 Central American Games. He hit .500 with 7 runs and 3 steals in 5 games; he slugged .800. He fell a homer shy of the cycle against Panama and went 2 for 3 with two steals and a run in a 2-1 win over Cuba, Cuba's first loss ever in international competition. He fielded .888 at third base, led the tournament with 10 hits, tied teammate Francisco Torrijos at .500 for the best average and tied Cuba's Porfirio Espinosa for the lead with 7 runs. He also was with Mexico for the 1938 Central American and Caribbean Games. He was elected into the Salon de la Fama in 1987.