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Encyclopedia > Omar Vizquel
Omar Vizquel

San Francisco Giants — No. 13
Shortstop
Born: April 24, 1967 (1967-04-24) (age 40)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
April 31989 for the Seattle Mariners
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 24, 2007)
Batting Average     .275
Hits     2,578
Stolen Bases     377
Fielding Percentage     .984
Awards
Teams

    Omar Enrique Vizquel (born April 24, 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop playing for the San Francisco Giants. Previously, Vizquel played for the Seattle Mariners (1989-93) and the Cleveland Indians (1994-2004). Vizquel is considered one of baseball's all-time best defensive shortstops, winning nine consecutive Gold Gloves (1993-2001) and two in 2005 and 2006. He also tied Cal Ripken's AL record, since surpassed, for most consecutive games at shortstop without an error (95 between September 26, 1999 and July 21, 2001). In Cleveland he joined Kenny Lofton as the first pair of Indians to win Gold Gloves since Vic Power and Jimmy Piersall did in 1961. As of 2007, his .988 career fielding percentage is the highest of all-time for a shortstop in major league history. On April 20, 2007 he passed Cal Ripken Jr. with his 2479th hit to record the second most career hits while playing shortstop in the past 50 years, second only to Luis Aparicio. 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    Career

    Originally signed by the Mariners as a non-drafted free agent in 1984, Vizquel made his major league debut on April 3, 1989. His exceptional defensive ability became evident early on in his professional career, but it took Vizquel several years to master the art of hitting. Strictly a singles hitter from the beginning, Vizquel batted .220, .247, and .230 with only 39 extra base hits in his first three seasons with Seattle. After hitting .294 in 1992, Vizquel was slated for a repeat performance the following year but despite having reached a batting average of .292 by the All-Star break in 1993, he batted only .202 for the rest of the season to finish at .252. The First-Year Player Draft is Major League Baseballs primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players, from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs, to its teams. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Barry Bonds batting Photo:Agência Brasil In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for ones team. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...

    Vizquel in the on deck circle with the Giants in 2006.
    Vizquel in the on deck circle with the Giants in 2006.

    Although Vizquel had never before appeared for 550 at-bats in a full season, he nonetheless contributed significantly to the Mariners' offense, mainly bunting to advance runners and drawing walks. However, by year's end, Vizquel was traded by the Mariners to the Indians for Félix Fermín, Reggie Jefferson, and cash (Fermin hit well for Seattle in 1994 but suffered an injury and retired in 1996). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the sport. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... The Major League Baseball season has been 162 games long for each team since the early 1960s. ... A Little League baseball player squares around to bunt. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... Félix José Fermín Minaya (born October 9, 1963 in Mao, Dominican Republic) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1987-88), Cleveland Indians (1989-93), Seattle Mariners (1994-95) and Chicago Cubs (1996). ... Reginald Jirod Jefferson, born September 25, 1968 in Tallahassee, Florida, was a former Designated hitter that played for the Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners and the Boston Red Sox. ...


    After joining the Indians, Vizquel became a stronger, more competent hitter. In 1996, he batted .297 with nine home runs, 64 runs batted in, 98 runs, 36 doubles, and a .362 on base percentage. He continued to hit consistently well over the years with the team, reaching a career-high batting average of .333 in 1999 with 191 hits, thus helping the Indians to their fifth-straight AL Central Division title. That same year, Vizquel scored 112 runs, hit 36 doubles with 66 RBIs, and stole 42 bases while drawing more walks than strikeouts in his best offensive campaign to date. On the field, Vizquel and second baseman Roberto Alomar were recognized as one of the top defensive duos with both men joining a select list of eight shortstop-second baseman combinations to hold the honor of winning three consecutive Gold Gloves over the course of their three seasons together (1999-2001). During Vizquel's career in Cleveland, twice the Indians made it to the World Series but came up short in both, losing to the Atlanta Braves in 1995 and to the Florida Marlins in 1997. Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Bengie Molina of the Anaheim Angels (in gray and red) scores a run by touching home plate after rounding all the bases. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... The American League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player (1988-2004), considered by many to be one of the best second basemen in history. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ...


    Vizquel continued to reach career-highs in 2002 hitting 14 homers and 72 RBIs but his success was interrupted by the need for surgery in his right knee. As a result of the injury and a follow-up operation, he appeared in only 64 games in 2003. However, Vizquel returned in 2004 to hit .291 in 148 games. At the end of the season, Vizquel was signed by the Giants as a free agent. As of the end of the 2006 season in a 18-year major league career, Vizquel has a .276 lifetime batting average with nearly 2500 hits (he secured his 2500th hit early in the 2007 season) and 366 stolen bases. His exceptional defense, together with an increased offensive output over his career has inspired an ongoing debate among observers as to whether he will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame after he retires. [1] [2] [3] [4]


    Vizquel is also known for often fielding balls with his bare hand, causing his teammates to joke that he should be winning Gold Barehands instead of Gold Gloves. This is evident in Vizquel's 1997 Fleer Ultra baseball card, showing him holding a bowling trophy with a mannequin's hand on top.


    On Saturday, June 23, 2007 the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame inducted Omar Vizquel into their Hall of Fame during an on-field, pre-game ceremony before taking on the New York Yankees. He, along with former San Francisco Giants outfielder, Mateo Rojas "Matty" Alou were inducted in front of over 43,000 fans. is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


    Feud with Jose Mesa

    A long-running and well-publicized feud erupted between Vizquel and former teammate and friend José Mesa in 2002, following the publication of Vizquel's autobiography, Omar! My Life On and Off the Field. In the book, Vizquel criticized Mesa's performance in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series: "The eyes of the world were focused on every move we made. Unfortunately, Jose's own eyes were vacant. Completely empty. Nobody home. You could almost see right through him. Not long after I looked into his vacant eyes, he blew the save and the Marlins tied the game." Mesa reacted furiously, pledging to hit Vizquel upon every subsequent opportunity: "Even my little boy told me to get him. If I face him 10 more times, I'll hit him 10 times. I want to kill him." On June 12, 2002, Mesa made good on his promise and hit Vizquel the first time he faced him, in the ninth inning. Oddly, Mesa was not ejected and finished the game, which featured five other ejections, including both managers. [5] They did not face each other again until 2006; by then, Vizquel was with the San Francisco Giants and Mesa was playing for the Colorado Rockies. When Vizquel came to bat against Mesa in Denver on April 22, Mesa hit him again. Meeting three more times in 2006, however, Vizquel escaped being hit by his former teammate, with two groundouts and an RBI single. In his career, Vizquel is batting .333 (7-for-21) against Mesa.[6] José Ramón Nova Mesa [MAY-sah] (nickname Joe Table; born May 22, 1966 in Pueblo Viejo, Azua, Dominican Republic) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers Ballpark Coors Field (1995–present) Mile High Stadium (1993-1994) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ...


    Personal

    Although Vizquel has played shortstop almost exclusively on the field, he is known for being more well-rounded off the field. He is an avid painter and sculptor, and plays the guitar and drums. He has a son Nicholas Enrique (born September 12, 1995) with his wife Nicole. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


    He is also active in community service, having served as an honorary spokesperson for "Young Audiences", an arts education organization in Cleveland, and "Schools Now", which raises funds through the sale of entertainment booklets. Following the 1999 Vargas mudslide disaster that killed 25,000 in his native Venezuela, Vizquel not only donated his time to the relief effort but also helped to raise over $500,000 for the cause. Vizquel also has various charitable events in downtown Cleveland such as Tribe Jam, where he and some other teammates get together with each other or with retired singers and sing some of their favorite songs. The 1999 Vargas mudslide is a disaster that struck the Vargas state of Venezuela. ...


    His 2002 autobiography, Omar!: My Life on and Off the Field, which he co-wrote with Bob Dyer, spent four weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. It was also released in paperback in 2003. The New York Times Best Seller List is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ...


    Baseball records and accomplishments

    Defense

    • All-time leader for double plays as a shortstop
    • 11-time Gold Glove recipient (1993-2001, 2005-6)
    • Second-highest number of Gold Gloves received by a shortstop
    • Oldest shortstop recipient of the Gold Glove (ages 38 & 39)
    • Highest career fielding percentage by a shortstop (0.988)
    • Lowest number of errors in a season by a shortstop (tie) (3 in the 2000 season)
    • American League record holder (tie) for most consecutive games without an error (95 between September 26, 1999-July 21, 2001)

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    Offense

    • Fifth-most hits-while-playing-shortstop all-time and second-most within the past 50 years
    • Sixth-most runs-while-playing shortstop all-time
    • The 83rd major league player to reach 2500 career hits (May 6, 2007)
    • Third-most hits by an active player
    • Fourth-most games played by an active player
    • Third-most at-bats by an active player
    • American League record holder (tie) for most hits in a nine inning game (6) - Went 6-7 on August 31, 2004 in the Indians 22-0 win over the Yankees, the worst shut-out loss in league history
    • Recorded 350th stolen base (June 21, 2006)

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    Overall

    • 3-time All-Star (1998, 1999 & 2002)
    • Won 2 American League Championships (with Cleveland, 1995, 1997)
    • Won 6 American League Central Division Championships (with Cleveland, 1995-9, 2001)
    • Won the Hutch Award (1996), the only non-American player ever to do so
    • Won the Willie Mac Award (2006) for spirit and leadership
    • Won the Heart & Hustle Award (2007) for embodying "the values, spirit and tradition of the game"
    • Captain of Venezuelan World Baseball Classic team (2006)

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    Trivia

    • On May 27, 2003, had a straight steal of home against the Detroit Tigers. This caught Tigers pitcher Steve Avery by so much surprise that Vizquel made it home without a throw, which is extremely rare.
    • Tied the 2002 All-Star Game 7-7 with an RBI triple in the eighth inning. The game ended controversially after 11 innings tied 7-7.
    • On August 5, 2001 hit a 3-run triple in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners to tie the game 14-14, erasing an earlier 14-2 deficit midway through the seventh inning. Vizquel and the Indians went on to win 15-14 in 11 innings. It was tied for the largest comeback in history.
    • Omar is referenced in an episode of The Simpsons entitled "Bart's Friend Falls in Love". In the episode, Bart takes a distracted Milhouse's Carl Yastrzemski baseball card in exchange for one of Vizquel with the head cut out.

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    See also

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    References

    1. "Vizquel an artist at work" by Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports, May 24, 2006
    2. "Older players make final bids for Hall of Fame" by Mel Antonen, USA TODAY, July 27, 2006
    3. "Last call for the Hall" by Gary Kaufman, Salon.com, July 26, 2000
    4. "ALL SYSTEMS O!" by Bill Livingston, The Plain Dealer, September 26, 2004
    5. * Omar Vizquel and Bob Dyer (2002). Omar!: My Life on and Off the Field. Gray & Company Publishers. ISBN 9781886228559

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