Miguel Diloné

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Miguel Diloné
Outfielder
Born: (1954-11-01) November 1, 1954 (age 60)
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 1974 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1985 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Batting average .265
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 129
Stolen bases 267
Teams
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Diloné and the second or maternal family name is Reyes.

Miguel Ángel Diloné Reyes (born November 1, 1954, Santiago, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball switch hitting outfielder. He played 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres.

Dilone began his career as a September call-up in 1974 at the age of 19. Used primarily as a pinch runner with the Pirates, he had 21 stolen bases in four seasons.

In 1978 he was traded to the A's where he stole 50 bases, but 1980 was his career season. Batting .341, he had 30 doubles, 9 triples and 61 stolen bases with the Indians.

Diloné finished his career with 267 stolen bases.

Miguel was also famous for his "swing-and-run" tactic of breaking from the box while swinging the bat.[citation needed]

In 2009 he lost an eye when a baseball struck him in the face. At the time he was coaching his son and a 15-year-old prospect.[1]

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  1. ^ "Miguel Diloné loses an eye in baseball accident". Diario Libre. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 

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