Junior Félix

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Junior Félix
Outfielder
Born: (1967-10-03) October 3, 1967 (age 47)
Laguna Salada, Dominican Republic
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 3, 1989 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1994 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Batting average .264
Home runs 55
Runs batted in 280
Teams

Junior Francisco Félix Sánchez (born October 3, 1967) is a former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder from 1989-1994.

On May 4, 1989, Félix hit the first pitch he saw in the big leagues for a home run off Kirk McCaskill, but his Blue Jays lost 3–2 in 10 innings.[1] He was the 27th American League player ever to homer in his first major league at-bat, and the 10th to do so on the first pitch.

In the same season on June 2, at Fenway Park, in Boston, while still playing for the Blue Jays, Félix hit an inside the park Grand Slam.[2]

On September 2, 1990, Félix caught the final out of the Blue Jays' first no-hitter, thrown by Dave Stieb.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angels rally to beat Jays". The News and Courier. May 5, 1989. p. 28. 
  2. ^ Dave O'Hara (June 3, 1989). "Unusual grand slam seals Sox' fate". The Day. p. 8. 
  3. ^ "Jays' Stieb finally gets his no-hitter". The Bulletin. September 3, 1990. p. 11. 

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