José Herrera (1990s outfielder)
August 30, 1972 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|August 12, 1995, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1996, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Runs batted in||32|
José Ramón Herrera Catalino (born August 30, 1972) is a professional baseball outfielder who is currently with the York Revolution after being released by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics (1995–96). He also played in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2001–02. In 2010, he played for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
In 1993, Herrera was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays along with pitcher Steve Karsay to the Oakland Athletics for Major League Baseball's all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, who helped Toronto win the 1993 World Series.
While playing for the Rochester Red Wings, Herrera outran Zippy Chippy in a 40-yard race on August 18, 2000. A famous thoroughbred racing loser, Zippy Chippy went winless in 100 races. In three tries against a human, he beat Red Wings' outfielders Darnell McDonald and Larry Bigbie, but lost to Herrera.
From 2006 to 2008, Herrera played for the Newark Bears and batted .305, .357, and .331. He is currently the team's all-time leader in at bats with 1470, hits with 482, doubles with 78, RBIs with 259 and runs with 248. He was named MVP of the Atlantic League playoffs in 2007 when he hit 3 home runs against the Somerset Patriots in the deciding game four in Newark on September 24, 2007, helping guide the Bears to their second league championship.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference