Thursday, December 14, 2017

RIP - Manny Jimenez

Early-1960s' Kansas City Athletics' outfielder Manny Jimenez passed away on December 11, 2017 at age 79.

Jimenez started 121 games for the Athletics as a rookie in 1962, batting .301 with 11 homers and 69 RBI, and was named to the Topps All-Rookie team.

The following year he came back to Earth, splitting the season between KC and their triple-A squad. Manny played all of '64 with the A's in a backup role.

After playing all of 1965 in the minors, he was up and down for the next 4 seasons, only playing a handful of games with Athletics, Pirates, and Cubs between 1966 and 1969.

YouTube obituary

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