Iván Calderón (baseball)
March 19, 1962|
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
|Died: December 27, 2003
Loiza, Puerto Rico
|August 10, 1984, for the Seattle Mariners|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1993, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||444|
|Career highlights and awards|
Iván Calderón Pérez (March 19, 1962, Fajardo, Puerto Rico – December 27, 2003), nicknamed "Ivan the Terrible", was a Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player from 1984 to 1993. He was named an All-Star in 1991. He was murdered in a bar in Loiza, Puerto Rico.
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
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.
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.