Tito Navarro

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Norberto Navarro Rodriguez

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tito Navarro has some notoriety in New York Mets circles simply because broadcaster Bob Murphy used to love pronouncing his name. Navarro appeared in 12 games for the Mets in 1993.

Tito was signed as a free agent in 1987, and played in the minors from 1988 to 1991 and 1993 to 1994, all in the Mets organization. In 552 games, he hit .286 with 543 hits, 141 stolen bases and 288 runs scored.

He showed some flashes of excellence throughout his career. For example, he hit .311 with 50 stolen bases for the Columbia Mets and Jackson Mets in 1990 and the following year, with the Williamsport Bills, he stole 42 bases. He also showed an excellent eye at the plate both years, as he walked 144 times combined, compared to only 120 strikeouts.

Navarro had little power, slugging only two home runs in his minor league career - those two in 1991 for Williamsport.

He spent several years in the minors as a teammate of Curtis Pride.

He is profiled in the book One Hit Wonders, which says he had a serious leg injury in 1994.

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