José Zardón

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José Zardón
Born: (1923-05-20)May 20, 1923
Havana, Cuba
Died: March 21, 2017(2017-03-21) (aged 93)
Tamarac, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1945, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 1945, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .290
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 13

José Antonio Zardón Sánchez (May 20, 1923 – March 21, 2017) was a professional baseball outfielder. Born in Havana, Cuba, he played one season in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators in 1945. The 22-year-old rookie stood 6'0" and weighed 150 pounds.

Zardón is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on April 18, 1945, in a road game against the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park. His season, and career, totals include 54 games played, a .290 batting average (38-for-131), 13 runs batted in, 13 runs scored, and a .374 slugging percentage. In his 43 outfield appearances he handled 106 of 109 chances successfully, and his .972 fielding percentage was just a shade below the league average.

Zardón was a member of the 1947 Havana Cubans, considered one of the top teams in minor league history.[1] He died March 21, 2017 in Tamarac, Florida.[2]


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