Juan José Pacho

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Juan José Pacho, also known as Pacho Burgos (born April 8, 1963 in Oxkutzcab Yucatan, Mexico), is a baseball player and manager. He is currently the manager of the Leones de Yucatan team in the Mexican professional baseball league.

Career[edit]

Pacho played as a shortstop for the Mexican Baseball League. For 19 seasons, he played for the Yucatan Lions, then in 1994 for the Red Devils of Mexico City, from 1985-2002 he came back to Yucatan team.

Pacho's average was 0.278 in 1891 games. In 6370 turns to the bat, he produced 1768 hits, 202 doubles, 27 triples, 14 home runs, producing 528, scoring 806 and received 517 bases.[1]

Pacho was member in his childhood of the Yucatan state team representing virtually every competition at national level, from teenager to young adult.[2]

He mentioned once to newspapers, "In my village, there were only two things to do in Sundays, that is going to Church and play baseball".

In 2005, Pacho was the Manager of the Mexican team Venados de Mazatlán and the team under his leadership won the Caribbean Series beating the Águilas Cibaeñas from Dominican Republic.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Mexican Hall of Fame for his achievements in baseball as a professional athlete[3]

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