José Herrera (1990s outfielder)

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José Herrera
Born: (1972-08-30) August 30, 1972 (age 44)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 12, 1995, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1996, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .264
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 32
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Herrera and the second or maternal family name is Catalino.

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.[1]

Atlantic League[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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.

Herrera played with the Long Island Ducks in 2009 before being acquired the Revolution for third baseman Matt Padgett. He became a free agent after the 2010 season.

He signed a contract with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on January 13, 2011.[2]


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