Celerino Sánchez

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Celerino Sánchez
Third Baseman
Born: (1944-02-03)February 3, 1944
El Guayabal, Veracruz, Mexico
Died: May 1, 1992(1992-05-01) (aged 48)
León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
June 13, 1972, for the New York Yankees
Last appearance
September 30, 1973, for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average .242
Home runs 1
RBIs 31
Career highlights and awards
Member of the Mexican
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Induction 1994

Celerino Sánchez Pérez (February 3, 1944 – May 1, 1992) was a Major League baseball third baseman.


Sánchez starred as a baseball player in the Mexican League from 1964 to 1971, primarily with the Tigres del México, before joining the New York Yankees organization in 1972. After spending a few months with the Yankees' minor league affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs, Sánchez joined the Yankees on June, 1972, and was the Yankees regular third baseman for the rest of the year. In 1973, the Yankees' acquisition of star third baseman Graig Nettles relegated him to a backup role. 1973 was Sánchez' final year in the Major Leagues.

He returned to the Mexican Leagues in 1976, where he played for several more years before retiring in 1979.[1]

Sánchez was elected to the Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México in 1994.[2]


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