Quilvio Veras

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Quilvio Veras
Second baseman
Born: (1971-04-03) April 3, 1971 (age 48)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 25, 1995, for the Florida Marlins
Last MLB appearance
July 13, 2001, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average.270
Home runs32
Run batted in239
Stolen bases183
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Quilvio Alberto Veras Perez (born April 3, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman.

In 1995, Veras rookie season, he led the National League with 56 stolen bases.

During the 1998 season, Veras had to leave a game because his brother had been murdered in the Dominican Republic.[1]

On July 15, 1999 he scored the first ever run at Safeco Field.[2]

Signed by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1989, Veras made his Major League Baseball debut with the Florida Marlins on April 25, 1995, and appeared in his final game on July 13, 2001.

In 767 games over seven seasons, Veras posted a .270 batting average (750-for-2780) with 469 runs, 129 doubles, 15 triples, 32 home runs, 239 RBI, 183 stolen bases, 427 bases on balls, .372 on-base percentage and .362 slugging percentage. He finished his career with a .985 fielding percentage. In 14 postseason games, all in 1998, he hit .204 (11-for-54) with 6 runs, 3 RBI and 9 walks.

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  1. ^ "Veras' brother shot to death", San Diego Union-Tribune, June 27, 1998, pg. D-1
  2. ^ The Official Major League Baseball Fact Book 2002. The Sporting News. 2002. p. 387. ISBN 0-89204-670-8.

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