Omar Olivares

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Omar Olivares
Born: (1967-07-06) July 6, 1967 (age 47)
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 18, 1990 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2001 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Win–loss record 77–86
Earned run average 4.67
Complete games 16
Career highlights and awards
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Olivares and the second or maternal family name is Palqu.

Omar Olivares Palqu (born July 6, 1967 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1990–1994), Colorado Rockies (1995), Philadelphia Phillies (1995), Detroit Tigers (1996–97), Seattle Mariners (1997), Anaheim Angels (1998–99), Oakland Athletics (1999–2000) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2001). He batted and threw right-handed.

In a 12-season career, Olivares posted a 77–86 record with 826 strikeouts and a 4.67 ERA in 1591⅔ innings pitched.

He currently lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Shannon and three children Evan and Austin Olivares, who are fraternal twins, and Omar Olivares the eldest.

Jersey Number Olivares is one of the last players in the major leagues to wear the number 00, based on his initials (OO).

Named by slugger Tony Gwynn as the pitcher he least liked to face due to his nasty sinker and pitch control.

Olivares was the first Puerto Rican player to play for the Colorado Rockies.

Olivares was recently[when?] inducted into the PR Hall of Fame.

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