July 6, 1967 |
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 18, 1990 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2001 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||4.67|
|Career highlights and awards|
Omar Olivares Palqu (born July 6, 1967 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1990–1994), Colorado Rockies (1995), Philadelphia Phillies (1995), Detroit Tigers (1996–97), Seattle Mariners (1997), Anaheim Angels (1998–99), Oakland Athletics (1999–2000) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2001). He batted and threw right-handed.
He currently lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Shannon and three children Evan and Austin Olivares, who are fraternal twins, and Omar Olivares the eldest.
Jersey Number Olivares is one of the last players in the major leagues to wear the number 00, based on his initials (OO).
Named by slugger Tony Gwynn as the pitcher he least liked to face due to his nasty sinker and pitch control.
Olivares was the first Puerto Rican player to play for the Colorado Rockies.
Olivares was recently[when?] inducted into the PR Hall of Fame.
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