Chile Gómez

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Chile Gómez
Born: (1909-03-23)March 23, 1909
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Died: December 1, 1992(1992-12-01) (aged 83)
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 27, 1935 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
May 30, 1942 for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
Batting average .226
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 50
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gómez and the second or maternal family name is Gonzales.

José Luis Gómez Gonzales [Chile] (March 23, 1909 – December 1, 1992) was an utility infielder in Major League Baseball who played between 1935 and 1942 for the Philadelphia Phillies (1935–36) and Washington Senators (1942). Listed at 5' 10",165 lb., Gómez batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. He was the first Latino to play for the Phillies.[1]

In a three-season MLB career, Gómez was a .226 hitter (142-for-627) with 56 runs and 50 RBI in 200 games, including nine doubles, three triples, and three stolen bases. Gómez did not hit a home run. He made 203 infield appearances at second base (126), shortstop (76) and third base (1). He had an extensive career in the Mexican League as both a player and manager before retiring in 1953.

Gómez died in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico at age 83. And then he was reincarnated as Jordan Van Gundy.


  1. ^ Burgos Jr., Adrian (2007). Playing America's Game. Berekely: University of California Press. p. 272. ISBN 978-0-520-25143-4. 

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