Alfonso Rafael "Kiko" Garcia (born October 14, 1953) is an American former professional baseball infielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, and Philadelphia Phillies for ten seasons (1976–1985). He is of Mexican-American descent.
Garcia at bat in 1977
|Born: October 14, 1953|
|September 11, 1976, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 5, 1985, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||112|
Garcia was primarily a shortstop (playing 459 of his 619 career games there), but also spent time as a second baseman (120 games), and third baseman (51 games). He was the starting shortstop for the American League (AL) champion Orioles in 1979.
In the late 1980s, Garcia operated a batting cage business named Cagey Hitter in Pleasanton, California, on the grounds of the Alameda County Fairgrounds. He is the president of the KG Hitters girls fastpitch organization in Northern California, while also serving as a manager and coach.
- Elderkin, Phil, Christian Science Monitor- Boston, Mass, "Kiko Garcia -- from sub to pennant-drive stalwart" (October 11, 1979, Sports Section, Page 10); ""Until my second year with the Orioles I was always so tense at the plate that even when I got my pitch I couldn't hit it," says Kiko, a Californian of Mexican descent"
- "Kiki Garcia 14U Manager". kghitters.com. KG Hitters. 2013. Archived from the original on September 3, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
- "About Kiki Garcia". kghitters.com. KG Hitters. 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
- Kiko Garcia at SABR (Baseball BioProject)
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