March 23, 1909|
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Died: December 1, 1992
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
|July 27, 1935 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
Last MLB appearance
|May 30, 1942 for the Washington Senators|
|Runs batted in||50|
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.
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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