Clemente Núñez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Núñez and the second or maternal family name is Beltre.

Clemente Núñez Beltre (born February 10, 1975, in Bonao, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball pitcher who was the first player ever signed by the Florida Marlins.[1] He was signed at the age of 16 out of the Dominican Republic on December 16, 1991.

Sporting an 88 mile an hour fastball when he was first signed, Núñez got as far as AA before calling his baseball career quits in 1996. This right-hander, standing at 5'11" and weighing 165 pounds, never quite lived up to what he was supposed to be - in his final season, for example, he went 2-7 with a 5.47 ERA, giving in 119 hits in 97 innings of work with the Portland Sea Dogs. Perhaps the highlight of his career was a no-hitter he threw on May 28, 1995 against the West Palm Beach Expos. After pitching for the independent Tyler Wildcatters in 1997, he was out of professional baseball.

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  1. ^ LeBatard, Dan (1991-12-17). "First Marlin Will Grow With Team". Sports (The Miami Herald). p. 1D. 

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