José Ortiz (outfielder)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ortiz and the second or maternal family name is Irizarry.
José Ortiz
Outfielder
Born: (1947-06-25)June 25, 1947
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: January 20, 2011(2011-01-20) (aged 63)
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1969 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 16, 1971 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average .301
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 6
Teams

José Luis Ortiz Irizarry (June 25, 1947 – January 20, 2011) was a Puerto Rican professional baseball player, an outfielder who played in the Major Leagues between 1969 to 1971 for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Ortiz threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighed 155 pounds (70 kg).

Ortiz appeared in 67 Major League games played over parts of those three seasons, including 36 for the 1971 Cubs. He collected 37 hits, including nine doubles and one triple. He had a .301 career average in 123 at bats. He played eleven seasons and 1,159 games in minor league baseball, retiring after the 1976 season.


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