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Alexander Delgado (born January 11, 1971) is a former Venezuelan catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Boston Red Sox in their 1996 season. Listed at 6' 0", 160 lb., Delgado batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Palmarejo, Zulia.

Alex Delgado
Catcher
Born: (1971-01-11) January 11, 1971 (age 48)
Palmarejo, Zulia, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 1996, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 12, 1996, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.250
Home runs0
Runs batted in5
Teams

In a 26-game career, Delgado posted a batting average of .250 (5-for-20) with one RBI and five runs without home runs.

Delgado also spent 18 seasons in the Minor Leagues, mostly in the Red Sox system, and had stints in the Mexican League with the Rieleros de Aguascalientes and Olmecas de Tabasco.

In between, Delgado played winter ball with four different clubs of the Venezuelan League during 23 seasons spanning 1988–2011.

His teammates dubbed him El Señor de los Anillos (The Lord of the Rings), as he was a member of 11 champion teams while collecting the most Championship Series rings of any player in Venezuelan professional baseball history. Additionally, he caught for the Tigres de Aragua club that clinched the 2009 Caribbean Series title.

A dependable and durable catcher for 23 years, Delgado played more than 2,000 games in his career before retiring in 2011 at the age of 40.

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SourcesEdit

  • Baseball Almanac
  • Baseball Reference
  • Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers
  • Retrosheet
  • Tigres de Aragua website
  • Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
  • Gutiérrez, Daniel; Alvarez, Efraim; Gutiérrez (h), Daniel (2006). La Enciclopedia del Béisbol en Venezuela. LVBP, Caracas. ISBN 980-6996-02-X