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Encyclopedia > Pablo Ozuna
A Pablo Ozuna autographed baseball card.
A Pablo Ozuna autographed baseball card.

Pablo Jose Ozuna (born August 25, 1974 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is currently a utility man for the Chicago White Sox, he has also played for the Florida Marlins (2000, 2002) and the Colorado Rockies (2003). He has a lifetime batting average of .287 with 1 home run, and 22 runs batted in. Image File history File links Pabloozuna1. ... Image File history File links Pabloozuna1. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Santo Domingo, population 2,061,200 (2003), is the capital of the Dominican Republic. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations National League (1993-present) East Division (1993-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 NL Pennants (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 East Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 Major league nicknames Florida Marlins (1993-present) Major league home ballparks Dolphins Stadium (1993... This article is about the year 2000. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Major league affiliations National League (1993-present) West Division (1993-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (1) 1995 Major league nicknames Colorado Rockies (1993-present) Major league home ballparks Coors Field (1995-present) Mile High... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... 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. ...

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St. Louis Cardinals

Originally signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996, Ozuna spent two years in the Cardinal farm system before being traded with Braden Looper and Armando Almanza to the Florida Marlins for Edgar Renteria on December 14, 1998. Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1943 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Braden LaVern Looper (born on October 28, 1974 in Weatherford, Oklahoma) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. ... Armando N. Almanza (born October 26, 1972) is a left-handed relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería [ren-ter-EE-ah] (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Florida Marlins

Ozuna would spend four years with the Marlins organization before being traded again. This time he was traded with Charles Johnson and Vic Darensbourg to the Colorado Rockies for Mike Hampton and Juan Pierre on November 16, 2002. In 48 games with Florida, Ozuna had 21 hits in 71 at-bats for a .295 batting average. Charles Edward Johnson, Jr. ... Michael William Hampton (born September 9, 1972 in Brooksville, Florida, USA) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays with the Atlanta Braves (2003-04). ... Juan DVaughn Pierre (born August 14, 1977 in Mobile, Alabama), is a professional baseball center fielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ...


Colorado Rockies

Ozuna spent one year with the Colorado Rockies. In 17 games Pablo had 8 hits in 40 at-bats for a .200 batting average. He was released on December 14, 2003. December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Chicago White Sox

Pablo signed with the Chicago White Sox on January 19, 2005. He appeared in a career high 70 games and also had career highs with 203 at-bats, 56 hits, and 11 runs batted in. Pablo also had 14 stolen bases including a steal of home. Pablo was brought back in 2006 and has paid early dividends. He is currently batting .500, and hit his first career home run, a solo shot, to tie the game with two outs in the 9th inning against Eddie Guardado of the Seattle Mariners on May 3, 2006. January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. ... Edward Adrian (Eddie) Guardado (born October 2, 1970 in Stockton, California) is a closer in Major League Baseball who has played for the Seattle Mariners since 2004. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ...


He has been known to play: All 3 outfield positions, All four infield positions, and Manager Kenny Williams has jokingly said that he would consider playing Ozuna at catcher should he be needed. Kenny Williams (1913 - 1984) was a trumpet voiced American television announcer from the late 1940s to 1980s. ...


Notable Games

On October 12, 2005, during Game 2 of the ALCS A.J. Pierzynski, advanced to first base on a controversial dropped third strike call. Pablo would pinch run for him. On the second pitch of the at-bat to Joe Crede, he stole second base, then scored the game winning run on the double by Crede, to end the controversial game. It would be the only game Ozuna would appear in the post season as the White Sox would win the World Series. October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ALCS can be: A transaction processing monitor for the IBM System/370 and System/390 mainframes. ... Anthony John Pierzynski [peer-ZIN-skee] (born December 30, 1976 in Bridgehampton, New York) is a Major League Baseball catcher who has played for the Chicago White Sox since 2005. ... In baseball, a dropped third strike occurs when the catcher fails to cleanly catch a pitch which is the third strike. ... Joe Crede (born April 26, 1978 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently is the third baseman for the Chicago White Sox. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...



On May 3, 2006Pablo Ozuna hit a 2-out game tying homerun in the bottom of the ninth and forced the game into extra inning after a blown save by the shaky pitching of Cliff Politte. His next at bat, in the bottom of the 11th, was another two out hit, a bouncer up the middle that he stretched into a double. His heads up play allowed Juan Uribe to bat in the winnig run with a soft fly ball to short left center. This game displays the qualities which make Ozuna the type of player old timers refer to as a gamer. May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drafted in the 54th round of the 1995 amateur draft by the St. ... Juan Uribe was born on (July 22, 1979). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


External links

  • Pablo Ozuna at ESPN.com
  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

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USATODAY.com - Fantasy Sports (378 words)
Pinch-hitter Pablo Ozuna hit his first career home run to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth and then scored the winning run in the 11th as the White Sox beat the Rangers 6-5 tonight.
ET Pablo Ozuna, who is getting more playing time with Joe Crede nursing a sore back, went 4-for-5 with a double and two stolen bases tonight.
Ozuna is hitting.312 this season, but since he has just two extra-base hits and three walks in 96 at-bats, he's not someone who should play when both Crede and Juan Uribe are healthy.
Pablo Ozuna Fantasy Prospect Profile (327 words)
Pablo Ozuna: This 21-year-old is another future star to come out of the Dominican Republic.
Ozuna debuted in 1997 at Johnson City and batted.323 in 232 AB with 5 HR, 24 RBI, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 40 runs scored, 10 BB, 24 K and 23 steals in 28 attempts.
Ozuna should start 2000 in Triple-A. However, because the Marlins are now teaching him to play second base, it is possible that he could go back to the Eastern League to begin the upcoming season.
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