Cholly Naranjo

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Cholly Naranjo
Born: (1934-11-25) November 25, 1934 (age 82)
Havana, Cuba
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 8, 1956, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 12, 1956, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–2
Earned run average 4.46
Strikeouts 26

Lázaro Ramón Gonzalo Naranjo [nah-RAHN-ho] (born November 25, 1934) is a former pitcher who played in Major League Baseball. Listed at 5 ft 11 12 in (1.82 m), 165 lb (75 kg), he batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

A native of Havana, Cuba, Naranjo was signed in 1952 by the Washington Senators, but he did not play for them. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1954, he entered the majors in 1956 with the Pirates, appearing for them in 17 games.

In his one-season career, Naranjo posted a 1–2 record with 26 strikeouts and a 4.46 ERA in 3413 innings of work, including three starts and seven games finished. As a hitter, he went 1-for-7 for a .143 average, including one double, one run, and one RBI.

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