Phil Ortega

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Phil Ortega
Born: (1939-10-07) October 7, 1939 (age 77)
Gilbert, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1960, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
May 4, 1969, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 46–62
Earned run average 4.43
Strikeouts 549

Filomeno Coronado Ortega (October 7, 1939) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played professionally for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Senators and the California Angels.


Ortega was born in Gilbert, Arizona and graduated from Mesa High School (Mesa, Arizona) in Mesa, Arizona in 1959.[1] He was signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1959.[2] He pitched from 1960–1969 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, and Washington Senators. Ortega was of Yaqui Indian descent.[1] During a 10-year baseball career, Ortega compiled 46 wins, 549 strikeouts, and a 4.43 earned run average. His nickname in the team's clubhouse was "Tears on my Pillow"


  1. ^ "Phil Ortega Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Phil Ortega". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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