Saturday, April 2, 2011

Debut #96 Julio Gotay

Julio Enrique Gotay Sanchez (Yuyín)
Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: June 9, 1939 in Fajardo, P.R.
MLB Debut: August 6, 1960 St Louis Cardinals
Final MLB Game: September 23, 1969 Houston Astros
Died: July 4, 2008 in Ponce, P.R.
Years with the Angels: 1965

February 1, 1965: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the California Angels for Bob Perry. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)
June 27, 1966: Traded by the California Angels to the Houston Astros for Tom Arruda (minors).

In the top of the 8th inning, trailing 3-0 to the Yankees, Gotay entered the game as a defensive replacement at 3rd base for Albie Pearson. He had no chances and no at bats in his two innings of play in the 4-0 loss to the Yankees on Thursday, April 15, 1965 (N) at Chavez Ravine.

He had 77 at-bats over 40 games and batted .247. Committed 3 errors in 77 chances at 2B, 3B, and SS.

Best Angels Performance:
As a pinch hitter and lead-off batter in he 7th, hit a solo homerun in his only at-bat that day in a 7-3 loss to the Washington Senators on Tuesday, May 25, 1965 (N) at D.C. Stadium.

- Also played for the Cardinals (60-62); Pirates (63); Astros (66-69).
- Owned pitcher Bob Shaw, 8 for 14, .571
- Uncle of Ruben Gotay

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