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Encyclopedia > Zoilo Versalles

Zoilo Casanova Versalles Rodriguez (December 18, 1939 - June 9, 1995) was a Cuban shortstop in Major League Baseball, considered to be a great fielder. He was born in Veldado, Cuba and died in Bloomington, Minnesota. December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 the world. ... Bloomington is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, a suburb south of Minneapolis. ...


He played for the Minnesota Twins from 1961-1967, the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1968, the Cleveland Indians and Washington Senators in 1969, and the Atlanta Braves in 1971. . He led the Twins to their first-ever World Series against the Dodgers and was the AL MVP in 1965. He led the American League in at-bats, runs scored, doubles and triples. He had a batting average of .252 during his six years with the Twins. He had 1,046 hits, scored 564 runs, had 86 homers, 401 RBI's, and stole 84 bases in a total of 1,065 games. Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) National Association (1872-1875) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... Washington Senators can refer to: an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, mostly at Griffith Stadium, that moved to Minneapolis-St. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ...

Preceded by:
Brooks Robinson
American League Most Valuable Player
1965
Succeeded by:
Frank Robinson

Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas), is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player. ...

External link

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis

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Zoilo Versalles- an MVP that Wasn't - Associated Content (751 words)
And the runner-up to Zoilo Versalles that year in the MVP voting should have been the first Latin player to be named an MVP, Tony Oliva.
Zoilo Versalles never came close to duplicating his 1965 season, and the Twins traded him away after the 1967 campaign; Zoilo Versalles was out of baseball in 1972 at the age of 31.
Zoilo Versalles also committed 39 errors at short in 1965, the most of his career.
The Ballplayers - Zoilo Versalles | BaseballLibrary.com (569 words)
Nov 28, 1967 - The Twins send SS Zoilo Versalles and P Mudcat Grant to the Dodgers for C Johnny Roseboro and Ps Bob Miller and Ron Perranoski.
Rich Rollins‚ Zoilo Versalles connect off Catfish Hunter‚ along with successive roundtrippers by Tony Oliva‚ Don Mincher (off Paul Lindblad) and Harmon Killebrew (off John Wyatt) in the 7th inning to give the Twins a 9-4 victory.
Zoilo Versalles has 4 hits for the Twins‚ including a triple and a 2-run homer.
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