Andújar Cedeño

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Andújar Cedeño
Andujar Cedeno.jpg
Shortstop
Born: (1969-08-21)August 21, 1969
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Died: October 28, 2000(2000-10-28) (aged 31)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 1990, for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
September 15, 1996, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
Batting average.236
Home runs47
Runs batted in223
Teams

Andújar Cedeño Donastorg (August 21, 1969 – October 28, 2000) was a Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop from 1990 to 1996. Born in La Romana, Dominican Republic, he played for the Houston Astros from 1990 to 1994, the San Diego Padres in 1995, and in 1996 played for the Padres, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros again. His brother is former MLB player Domingo Cedeño. Four years after he last appeared in the major leagues, Cedeño was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

Professional career[edit]

Cedeño was a highly regarded prospect in the Astros minor league system. Baseball America named him the 55th best prospect in the minor leagues in 1990, and the 2nd best overall prospect in 1991.[1] He hit for the cycle in 1992,[2] and was a career .236 hitter. His best season was in 1993 for the Astros, where he hit 11 home runs, 58 RBIs, and had a .283 batting average.

Cedeño played for twelve seasons in the Dominican League for Toros del Este, becoming team captain and finishing with 331 hits, 48 doubles, 9 triples and 19 home runs, 146 RBI, 123 runs scored, received 70 walks and stole 19 bases. He was renowned for his play in the championship from 1994 to 1995, when the team won its first national title. His number 10 is displayed on the wall of the center of Estadio Francisco Michelli in his honor. A stadium in La Romana was named after Cedeño, and includes a statue of him.[3]

Death[edit]

Cedeño died in an automobile accident on October 28, 2000, while heading to his home in La Romana, Dominican Republic, after a game between the Tigres de Licey and the Azucareros del Este in Santo Domingo. While on his way home, the Mercedes-Benz he was driving collided with a truck, killing him instantly with severe head injuries. He was survived by three children; Andújar Junior Cedeño, Ashley Prenza, and Michael Cedeño.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andujar Cedeno Minor, Mexican & Independent League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals 5, Houston Astros 3". Retrosheet. August 25, 1992.
  3. ^ Lincoln Rivera Medina (April 28, 2012). "Ayuntamiento de Villa Hermosa entrega Play a la comunidad". 16minutos.com (in Spanish). Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "In Memory of Andujar Cedeno". Houston Chronicle. Associated Press. October 31, 2000 – via astrosdaily.com.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Ray Lankford
Hitting for the cycle
August 25, 1992
Succeeded by
Mark Grace