Sid Monge

Isidro Monge Pedroza (born April 11, 1951) is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher who pitched from 1975 to 1984. He played for the California Angels, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, all of the American League and the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, both of the National League.

Sid Monge
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Pitcher
Born: (1951-04-11) April 11, 1951 (age 69)
Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico
Batted: Switch Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 12, 1975, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1984, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record49–40
Earned run average3.53
Strikeouts471
Saves56
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame
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Induction2004

CareerEdit

 
Monge with the Nashville Sounds in 1985

Born in Agua Prieta, the Mexican state of Sonora, Monge moved to Brawley, California at age 16 and attended Brawley Union High School. He was drafted in the 24th round (562nd overall) of the 1970 June Baseball Draft by the California Angels.[1]

Monge was called up to the Angels after going 14–9 with a 4.63 ERA for the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League, and made his major league debut on September 12, 1975 against the Kansas City Royals at Royals Stadium pitching four and a third innings in relief of Bill Singer getting no decision.

Monge went 49–40 in his 10-year career with a 3.53 ERA. He pitched 764 innings, striking out 471. Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres got his first hit off Monge on July 19, 1982 while he was pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Monge was selected for the American League All-Star team in 1979, during which he had a record of 12–10 with a 2.40 ERA.

Later lifeEdit

Monge is currently[when?] the Pitching Coach for the Sultanes de Monterrey. Previous coaching positions included pitching coach with the State College Spikes (2006), New Jersey Cardinals (2003–2005), Potomac Cannons (2002), Johnson City Cardinals (2001), and Peoria Chiefs (2000) all (at the time) part of the St. Louis Cardinals farm system. He was also the pitching coach for the Jamestown Jammers (then a part of the Detroit Tigers system) in 1995. In the offseason, Monge works in the Mexican Winter League, coaching at third for the Venados de Mazatlán.

On June 14, 2004 he was inducted into the Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México, or the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame.

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