Elvio Jiménez

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Elvio Jiménez
Left fielder
Born: (1940-01-06) January 6, 1940 (age 74)
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 4, 1964 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1964 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average .333
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Jiménez and the second or maternal family name is Rivera.

Felix Elvio Jiménez Rivera (born January 6, 1940 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who appeared in one game for the New York Yankees in 1964. The 5'9", 170 lb. rookie was signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent before the 1959 season.

Jiménez made his major league debut on October 4, 1964, and was in the starting lineup at home against the Cleveland Indians for the last game of the season. The Yankees lost the game 2–1 in 13 innings, but Jiménez went 2-for-6 with base hits against Luis Tiant and Tommy John. Jiménez, along with Clarence Dow and Tom Pratt, are the only players to have six at-bats in their only MLB game. He also recorded five putouts with no errors during the game.

Elvio's brother is former major league outfielder Manny Jiménez. In retirement he has served as a scout in the Dominican Republic for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox.

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