Epy Guerrero

Last updated
Epy Guerrero
Born(1942-01-03)January 3, 1942
DiedMay 23, 2013(2013-05-23) (aged 71)
Occupation Baseball scout

Epifanio Obdulio "Epy" Guerrero (January 3, 1942 - May 23, 2013 [1] ) was a Dominican baseball scout who signed more than 50 Major League Baseball (MLB) players for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers. Epy was the brother of former shortstop Mario Guerrero, and had two sons, Epy Jr. and Mike, who played minor league ball. [2]

Dominican Republic country in the Caribbean

The Dominican Republic is a country located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area at 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq mi), and third by population with approximately 10 million people, of which approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.

Baseball Sport

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate. The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

Major League Baseball Professional baseball league

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League (AL), with 15 teams in each league. The NL and AL were formed as separate legal entities in 1876 and 1901 respectively. After cooperating but remaining legally separate entities beginning in 1903, the leagues merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball in 2000. The organization also oversees Minor League Baseball, which comprises 256 teams affiliated with the Major League clubs. With the World Baseball Softball Confederation, MLB manages the international World Baseball Classic tournament.

Contents

Guerrero was a Toronto Blue Jays coach in 1981. As a Blue Jays scout, Guerrero signed Tony Fernández and Carlos Delgado, and urged upper management to draft George Bell away from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Blue Jays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. The team plays its home games at the Rogers Centre.

The 1981 Major League Baseball season had a players' strike, which lasted from June 12 to July 31, 1981, and split the season in two halves.

Octavio Antonio Fernández Castro, better known as Tony Fernández, is a former Dominican Major League Baseball player most noted for his defensive skills, setting a nine-year record for shortstops with a .992 fielding percentage in 1989 and a still active single-season fielding percentage record for third basemen of 99.10% by making only 2 errors as a third baseman in 1994.

He is considered to have signed more major leaguers than any other scout, including All Stars Cesar Cedeño, Carlos Delgado, Tony Fernández, Dámaso García, Alfredo Griffin, and José Mesa. [3]

Carlos Delgado Puerto Rican baseball player

Carlos Juan Delgado Hernández is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player. He holds the all-time Major League Baseball home run record among Puerto Rican players, with 473. He is one of only six players in Major League history to hit 30 home runs in ten consecutive seasons, becoming the fourth player to do so.

Dámaso Domingo García Sánchez is a former Major League Baseball player best known for his time spent with the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1980s.

Alfredo Griffin Dominican Republic baseball player

Alfredo Claudino Baptist Read Griffin is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) player, who played shortstop for four teams from 1976 to 1993.

Guerrero was inducted into the Dominican Sports Hall of Fame in October 2008, and on January 15, 2009, Guerrero received a "Legends in Scouting Award" from the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation. [4]

MLB players signed

During the 40 years Guerrero scouted for the Astros (19631973), Yankees (19741976), Blue Jays (19771995) and Brewers (19962003), [5] 54 of the players he signed eventually reached the major leagues. [6]

Houston Astros

Jesús de la Rosa is a former professional baseball player whose career extended from 1969 through 1980. He appeared as a pinch hitter in three games in August 1975 in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros, collecting one hit in three at bats, a double off Pete Falcone of the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a 5–4 defeat at Candlestick Park on August 3. He advanced to third, then scored his only MLB run on a sacrifice fly by Enos Cabell.

Ignacio Alfredo Wilkes Javier is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played in eight games for the Houston Astros in 1976, going 5-for-24.

Luis Bienvenido Pujols Toribio is a former Major League Baseball catcher and manager. Though he batted just .193 over his career, he managed to put together a nine-year career as a back-up catcher thanks to his exceptional defensive abilities. He is the cousin of Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols.

New York Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays

Milwaukee Brewers

Related Research Articles

George Bell (outfielder) outfielder

Jorge Antonio Bell Mathey, better known as George Bell, is a Dominican former left fielder and American League MVP in Major League Baseball who played 12 seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs (1991) and Chicago White Sox (1992–1993). Bell batted and threw right-handed.

This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Toronto Blue Jays professional baseball team.

Tigres del Licey Dominican baseball team

Tigres del Licey is a professional baseball team founded in 1907 based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It is one of the two franchises of the Capital city of the country, the oldest and the most successful team in the Dominican league, with and 10 Caribbean Series as of January, 2017. Some of their best players have included Alonzo Perry, Pedro González, Manuel Mota, Guayubín Olivo, César Gerónimo, and Elvio Jiménez. Many of the best Dominican players and Major League Baseball players have taken part in the long history of the Tigres, including Tommy Lasorda, baseball hall-of-famer who took the team to the 1973 Caribbean World Series title. The Licey logo is a cursive "L". The team, nicknamed "El Glorioso" has a passionate fan base.

The following is a list of players both past and current who appeared at least in one game for the Toronto Blue Jays American League franchise (1977–present).

Silvestre Diaz Campusano is a Dominican former professional baseball center fielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, and in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) for the Wei Chuan Dragons. Campusano batted and threw right-handed.

The 2001 Toronto Blue Jays was the franchise's 25th season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing third in the American League East with a record of 80 wins and 82 losses.

The 1987 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's 11th season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing second in the American League East with a record of 96 wins and 66 losses. They had been in first place by 3½ games over the Detroit Tigers with a week left to play, but they dropped their next seven games in a row, capped off by a sweep at the hands of Detroit at Tiger Stadium on the last weekend of the season, and lost the division by two games.

The 1986 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's tenth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing fourth in the American League East with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

Mario Miguel Guerrero Abud is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for four teams in an eight-year career from 1973 to 1980.

Colombia at the 1999 Pan American Games

The 13th Pan American Games were held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from July 23 to August 8, 1999.

Cedeño may refer to:

References

  1. Kennedy, Brendan (23 May 2013). "Legendary Blue Jays scout Epy Guerrero dies". Toronto Star. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  2. William Plummer (1989-04-10). "Baseball Scout Epy Guerrero Looks for Rough Diamonds Amid Hunger and Poverty". People Magazine.
  3. Gordon Edes, Globe Staff (2004-05-04). "Youth is swerved on island: Ortiz deeply troubled by Dominican report". The Boston Globe.
  4. Kevin Baxter (2009-01-14). "Epy Guerrero has keen eye for baseball talent". Los Angeles Times.
  5. Sandoval, Jim. "Epifano Guerrero," Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
  6. Elliott, Bob. "Former Blue Jays scout Epy Guerrero dead at 71," Toronto Sun, Friday, May 24, 2013.