Angel Echevarria

Angel Santos Echevarria (May 25, 1971 – February 7, 2020) was an American professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1996 to 2002. He also played in the Japanese Pacific League, from 2003 to 2004.[1]

Angel Echevarria
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Echevarria with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001
Outfielder
Born: (1971-05-25)May 25, 1971
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Died: February 7, 2020(2020-02-07) (aged 48)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 15, 1996, for the Colorado Rockies
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 2002, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average.280
Home runs21
Runs batted in90
Teams

Amateur careerEdit

Echevarria was a star baseball player at Bassick High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, graduating in 1989.[2]

He attended Rutgers University, and in 1990 he played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[3]

Echevarria was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 17th round of the 1992 Major League Baseball draft.

Hitting statsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

  • 328 games
  • 152 hits
  • 21 home runs
  • 90 RBI
  • .280 batting average

Nippon Professional BaseballEdit

  • 204 games
  • 47 home runs
  • 138 RBI
  • .268 batting average

DeathEdit

Echevarria had been sick with a stomach virus for a number of days; he then fell and hit his head at his home. He died on February 7, 2020, at the age of 48.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ex-MLB player and Bridgeport native Angel Echevarria dies at 48". connecticut.news12.com. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  2. ^ Ex-Big Leaguer From CT Dies Suddenly At 48
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ex-MLB player and Bridgeport native Angel Echevarria dies at 48". connecticut.news12.com. Retrieved 2020-02-09.

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