Hiram Bocachica

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Hiram Bocachica
Outfielder
Born: (1976-03-04) March 4, 1976 (age 38)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
September 13, 2000 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last professional appearance
July 17, 2007 for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .215
Home runs 15
Runs batted in 37
NPB statistics
Batting average .251
Home runs 20
Runs batted in 47
Teams

Hiram Gabriel Bocachica Colon (born March 4, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder. He is 5'11" and weighs around 195 pounds.

Major league career[edit]

He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the first round (21st overall) of the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft and played for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Seattle Mariners before being released in 2005 and signed by Oakland Athletics from free agency.

Bocachica impressed scouts with his amazing spring training performance of 2006, and would have been on the MLB roster for that season, had he not suffered from a bone growth in his right hand. He was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres on May 31, 2007. He became a free agent at the end of the season.

Bocachica wore No. 44 during his brief stint with the Mariners.[1]

Nippon Professional Baseball[edit]

Bocachica signed with the Saitama Seibu Lions on December 3, 2007. Despite playing only 78 games during the 2008 season, he hit 20 home runs, including one in the seventh game of the Japan Series, which the team won.[2]

Atlantic League[edit]

On April 12, 2010, Bocachica, along with fellow MLB alums Brian Barton and Tike Redman, was signed by the Bridgeport Bluefish for the 2010 season.[3]

Immediately upon arriving in New York, Hiram was called by a friend who was coaching in Mexico. He briefly played with the Broncos de Reynosa in Mexico, but he is now back with Bridgeport.

Family[edit]

Hiram is married to his wife Jocelyn and has two daughters and a son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hiram Bocachica Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved March 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Lions defeat Giants to win Japan Series in seven". SI.com. Associated Press. November 11, 2008. Retrieved November 11, 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Trio Of Former Big Leaguers Join 'Fish". Bridgeport Bluefish. April 12, 2010. Archived from the original on November 20, 2010. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 

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