Iván Calderón (baseball)

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Iván Calderón
Born: (1962-03-19)March 19, 1962
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Died: December 27, 2003(2003-12-27) (aged 41)
Loiza, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 1984, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1993, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .272
Home runs 104
Runs batted in 444
Career highlights and awards

Iván Calderón Pérez (March 19, 1962 – December 27, 2003), nicknamed "Ivan the Terrible",[1] was a Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player from 1984 to 1993. He was named an All-Star in 1991. On December 27, 2003, Calderón was shot multiple times in the back at point-blank range while at a bar in Loiza, Puerto Rico.[2][3] As of February 2017, his murder remains unsolved.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Calderón was signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent on July 30, 1979, and made his debut on August 10, 1984. Midway through the 1986 season he was traded to the Chicago White Sox, where he became a regular right fielder in 1987.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Known for his power and speed, Calderón put together a series of productive seasons in Chicago. He was sent to the Montreal Expos after the 1990 season, in a deal that brought Tim Raines to the White Sox.

Montreal Expos[edit]

The Expos raised his yearly salary to over $2 million a season, and his efforts were rewarded with a place on the 1991 NL All-Star team. Injuries the following season slowed him down, and after stints with the Boston Red Sox and again with the White Sox, he quit in 1993, at age of 31.

Calderón was a career .272 hitter with 104 home runs and 444 RBI in 924 games.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ivan Calderon Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Police say Calderon was shot execution-style". ESPN.com. 2003-12-29. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 
  3. ^ "PUERTO RICO HERALD: "Igor," Roberto Alomar, Javier Vázquez Secure 2004 Major League Seasons". puertorico-herald.org. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 
  4. ^ Goudie, Chuck (2017-02-25). "Feds catch violent Chicago fugitive in Puerto Rico". ABC7 Chicago. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 

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