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Pompeyo Antonio Davalillo Romero
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 3", Weight 140 lb.
- Debut August 1, 1953
- Final Game August 23, 1953
- Born June 30, 1928 in Cabimas, Zulia, Venezuela
- Died February 28, 2013 in Ocumare del Tuy, Miranda Venezuela
Yo-Yo Davalillo is the brother of Víctor Davalillo, father of Marco Antonio Davalillo and David Davalillo and grandfather of Marco Davalillo Jr. He spent one month in the major leagues as a 25-year-old shortstop in 1953, hitting over .290 but adding virtually no power or walks. The regular shortstop that year for the Washington Senators was 25-year-old Pete Runnels. Broken bones in his leg, suffered while sliding into second base during a Venezuelan League game, prevented Davalillo from getting back to the majors. He remained at Triple-A into the early 1960s.
The name "Yo-Yo" was stuck on him in the U.S. In Venezuela, he is known as Pompeyo Davalillo. He played baseball there through age 36 and was then a manager. He also managed in Mexico; brother Vic played under him in the late 1970s. He managed the Venezuelan national team in the 1979 Pan American Games; he had previously played for them when they finished second in the 1951 Amateur World Series.
He was one of the shortest players in major league history at 5' 3".
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1964||Salamanca Tigres||Mexican Center League||60-60||4th||none|
|1965||Plataneros de Tabasco||Mexican Southeast League||52-38||1st||Lost League Finals|
|1976||Rieleros de Aguascalientes||Mexican League||68-66||7th (t)||Lost in 1st round|
|1977||Rieleros de Aguascalientes||Mexican League||77-73||8th|
|1978||Mineros de Coahuila||Mexican League||65-85||13th (t)|
|1998||Ganaderos de Tabasco||Mexican League||66-54||6th||Lost in 1st round|
|1999||Algodoneros de Torreon||Mexican League||--||--||replaced by Alejandro Lizarraga|