Jose Rosario Domec Cardenal (Junior)
born Jose Rosario Domec Cardenal
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 150 lb.
Born: October 7, 1943 in Matanzas, Cuba
MLB Debut: April 14, 1963 San Francisco Giants
Final MLB Game: October 3, 1980 Kansas City Royals
Years with the Angels: 1965-1967
November 21, 1964: Traded by the San Francisco Giants to the California Angels for Jack Hiatt.
November 29, 1967: Traded by the California Angels to the Cleveland Indians for Chuck Hinton.
Had no chances in the top of the first, but leading off the bottom of the first he lined out to first baseman Chuck Hinton and ended the day 2 for 4 in a 7-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, April 13, 1965 (N) at Chavez Ravine.
Best Angels Performance:
Went 5 for 8 with HR and 3 RBI on Tuesday, May 31, 1966 (N) at Anaheim Stadium.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- Cousin of Bert Campaneris
- Originally signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent in 1960.
- 1965 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- Hit 2 HRs in a game 4 times.
- Loved to face Al Downing - 21 for 66, .318, 4 HR, 6 WALKS.
- Hated to face Mickey Lolich - 14 for 71, .197, 16 Ks.
- Also played for the San Francisco Giants (1963–64), Cleveland Indians (1968–69), St. Louis Cardinals (1970–1971), Milwaukee Brewers (1971), Chicago Cubs (1972–77), Philadelphia Phillies (1978–1979), New York Mets (1979–1980) and Kansas City Royals (1980).
- Tied a major league record for outfielders by making two unassisted double plays in 1968.
Sold by the Phillies to the New York Mets on August 2, 1979, between games of a double header between the two teams. Cardenal was a member of the Phillies for the first game and switched uniforms and dugouts to join the Mets for the second