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Encyclopedia > Alex Cintrón

Alexander Cintrón [sin-TRON] (born December 17, 1978 in Humacao, Puerto Rico) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (since 2001). He is a switch-hitter and throws right-handed. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events January January 1 - The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law. ... Humacao is a quiet little town in Eastern Puerto Rico named after the Taino Cacique Jumacao. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... The Arizona Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... In baseball, a switch hitter (or switch-hitter) is a batter who is able to hit from both the right and left sides of the plate. ...

In a four-season career, Cintrón has compiled a .282 batting average with 17 home runs and 104 RBI in 317 games. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...

See also

This is an alphabetical list of 214 baseball players from Puerto Rico which had played in Major League Baseball between 1942 and 2004. ...

External links

  • Alex Cintrón (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6766) at ESPN.com
  • Baseball-Reference.com  (http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cintral01.shtml) - career statistics and analysis



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