Rafael Bournigal

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Rafael Bournigal
Shortstop
Born: (1966-05-12) May 12, 1966 (age 48)
Azua, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1992 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1999 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
Batting average .251
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 85
Teams

Rafael Antonio Bournigal Pelletier (born May 12, 1966 in Azua, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball infielder. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 19th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft, and played for the Dodgers (1992-1994), Oakland Athletics (1996-1998), and Seattle Mariners (1999). He attended Florida State University.

Bournigal's best years were with Oakland. In his three seasons with the A's he started about 36% of their games (173 out of 486), batted .249, and made a total of just 8 errors.

Career totals for 365 games include 234 hits, 4 home runs, 85 RBI, 104 runs scored, a .251 batting average, and an on-base percentage of .301. In the field, he recorded 469 putouts, 787 assists, 15 errors, and participated in 182 double plays. His fielding percentage was an outstanding .988.

Career highlights include:

  • one 4-hit game...two singles, a double, and a home run vs. the Seattle Mariners (June 25, 1997)
  • eleven 3-hit games...with the most impressive being a single, two doubles, three RBI, and three runs scored vs. the Detroit Tigers (April 29, 1999)

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