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Encyclopedia > Vinny Castilla

Vinicio Castilla Soria, commonly known as Vinny Cashsteala [cass-TEE-yah] (born July 4, 1967 in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico), is a Major League Baseball third baseman who was traded to the San Diego Padres between the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Previously, he played with the Washington Nationals (2005), Atlanta Braves (1991-92, 2002-03), Colorado Rockies (1993-99, 2004), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2000, 2001) and Houston Astros (2001). July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Calle Tinoco y Palacios, with the church of San Felipe Neri Basílica de la Soledad Calle Morelos The city of Oaxaca, Oaxaca (formally: Oaxaca de Juárez, in honour of 19th-century president and national hero Benito Juárez, who was born nearby) is the capital and main city... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (2) 1998 â€¢ 1984 West Division titles (4) 2005 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1984 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames San Diego Padres (1969-present) Major league home ballparks PETCO... Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None East Division titles (1) [1][2] 1981 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1981, a players strike in the middle of the season forced the season... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005... The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998-present) East Division (1998-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-present) Major league home ballparks Tropicana Field (1998-present) Current... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths (2) 2005 â€¢ 2004 [1...


A huge favorite among Rockies fans, Castilla hit 40 home runs both in 1996 and 1997, 46 in 1998, and has compiled five 100-plus RBI seasons, leading the National League with a career-high 131 in 2004. 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. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ...


In 14-season career Castilla is a .280 hitter with 303 home runs and 1012 RBI in 1625 games.


Highlights

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual exhibition baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the position players and by the manager for pitchers. ... List of NL Silver Slugger Winners at Third Base Silver Slugger AL: DH | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... Andrés José Padovani Galarraga [gal-lar-RAH-ga] (born June 18, 1961 in Caracas, Venezuela) was a Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Montreal Expos, St. ... Ellis Rena Burks (born September 11, 1964 in Vicksburg, Mississippi) is a former outfielder and designated hitter who played in Major League Baseball for 18 seasons. ... Alphonse Dante Bichette (November 18, 1963-) was a powerful slugger for his 14 seasons in Major League Baseball. ...

See also

In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score. ... List of NL Silver Slugger Winners at Third Base Silver Slugger AL: DH | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... This is an alphabetical list of 97 baseball players from Mexico which had played in Major League Baseball between 1933 and 2004. ...

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cbs4denver.com - Castilla Returns To Rockies (638 words)
Castilla was elated to be back with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing to terms on a minor-league contract Monday for his third stint with the franchise.
Castilla is a career.276 hitter and was a member of the Rockies' only playoff team in 1995.
Vinny Castilla was elated to be back with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing to terms on a minor-league contract Monday for his third stint with the franchise.
Vinny Castilla - BR Bullpen (959 words)
Castilla split the 1990 season between the Sumter Braves (.268/~.339/.404) and the Greenville Braves (.235/~.297/.347).
Following the 2005 season, Castilla was traded by the Nationals to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Brian Lawrence.
Castilla led all Mexican natives in MLB in homers (320), RBI (1,105), hits (1,884), at-bats (6,822) and doubles (349) and was 95th all-time in MLB in home runs hit at the time his career ended.
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