Fred Manrique

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Fred Manrique
Second baseman
Born: (1961-11-05) November 5, 1961 (age 57)
Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 23, 1981, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
May 11, 1991, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average.254
Home runs20
Runs batted in151

Fred Eloy Manrique Reyes[1] [man-RE-kay] (born November 5, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1981, 1984), Montreal Expos (1985), St. Louis Cardinals (1986), Chicago White Sox (1987–89), Texas Rangers (1989), Minnesota Twins (1990) and Oakland Athletics (1991). He batted and threw right-handed.

A native of Bolívar State, Venezuela, and the youngest of 10 children, the well-traveled Manrique was a solid second baseman with a good range and a strong throwing arm that allowed him to play deep and steal hits. He also was an above-average shortstop. When he debuted in the Major Leagues in 1981 as a 19-year-old, he was the youngest player in the Major Leagues.

In a nine-year career, Manrique was a .254 hitter with 20 home runs and 151 RBI in 498 games.

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  1. ^ This article uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Manrique and the second or maternal family name is Reyes.

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