Omar Jesús Daal Cordero (born February 23, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for 11 seasons, from 1993 through 2003. Daal played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, and Baltimore Orioles.
|Born: February 23, 1972|
Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela
|April 24, 1993, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 2003, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Earned run average||4.55|
In 2000, Daal led the majors in losses with 19.
On August 15, 2001, Daal combined with fellow Venezuelan pitchers Giovanni Carrara, Kelvim Escobar and Freddy García for wins in their respective starts: Daal, in a Phillies victory over the Brewers, 8–6; Carrara, of the Dodgers, beating Montreal, 13–1; Escobar, of the Blue Jays, over Oakland, 5–2, and García, of Seattle, against the Red Sox, 6–2. This marked the first time in major league history that four Venezuelan starting pitchers recorded a win on the same day.
Prior to the 2003 season, he signed a two-year contract with Baltimore. However, after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in early 2004, Daal was out for that entire season and has not again appeared in the majors.
Omar Daal currently coaches two club baseball teams a 12u team and a 13u team, called the East Valley Scrapper's in Mesa, AZ.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Gauge
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
- The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia – Gary Gillette, Peter Gammons, Pete Palmer. Publisher: Sterling Publishing, 2005. Format: Paperback, 1824pp. Language: English. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3
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