Orlando Sánchez

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Orlando Sánchez
Saraperos de Saltillo
Born: (1956-09-07) September 7, 1956 (age 60)
Canóvanas, Puerto Rico
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 6, 1981, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
May 25, 1984, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Batting average .218
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 12
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is Márquez.
This article is about the Puerto Rican catcher. For the Cuban born American politician, see Orlando Sanchez (politician).

Orlando Sánchez Márquez (born September 7, 1956 in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball. He played all or part of four seasons in the majors, from 1981 through 1984, for the St. Louis Cardinals (1981–83), Kansas City Royals (1984) and Baltimore Orioles (1984). Listed at 6' 1", 195 lb., he batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

In a four-season career, Sánchez posted a .218 batting average (24-for-110) with 11 runs and 12 RBI in 73 games, including three doubles, two triples and one stolen base without home runs.

Following his playing career, Sánchez coached in the minor leagues and currently manages the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League.

On August 29, 2009, he coached the Mexican League champion Saraperos, when the team defeated the Quintana Roo Tigres 14–1 in the sixth game of the championship series.

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