Monday, December 26, 2011

Angels Debut #106 Jackie Hernandez

Unfortunately I have no cards for Jackie Hernandez.

Jacinto (Zulueta) Hernandez
Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: September 11, 1940 in Central Tinguaro, Cuba
Debut: September 14, 1965 California Angels
Final Game: October 1, 1973 Pittsburgh Pirates
Years with the Angels: 1965-1966

May 15, 1965: Signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels after being released by the Cleveland Indians.
December 2, 1966: The California Angels sent a player to be named later and Dean Chance to the Minnesota Twins for Pete Cimino, Jimmie Hall and Don Mincher.
April 10, 1967: the California Angels sent Jackie Hernandez to the Minnesota Twins to complete an earlier deal made on December 2, 1966.

Entered the game in the 8th as a pinch runner at first base for Joe Adcock, he then stole second and went to third on a throwing error by catcher John Romano, then later scored on a Rick Reichardt single in a 7-1 win against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, September 14, 1965 (N) at Chavez Ravine.
Was also the Debut game for future Angel Bill Voss for the White Sox.

Earlier that month the Angels announced they were officially changing their names to the California Angels in anticipation of thier move to the new Anaheim Stadium for the following season.  This made Jackie Hernandez debut the first debut for a California Angel.

In 29 ABs hit .103 with 1 double and 3 RBI.  Committed 6 errors in the field.

Best Angels Performance:
Went 2 for 2, scored a run and had an RBI in a 10-6 loss to the Orioles on Friday, September 24, 1965 (N) at Memorial Stadium.

 - Originally signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1961.
 - Also played for the Twins (67-68); Royals (69-70); Pirates (71-73).
 - Regular shortstop for the expansion 1969 Kansas City Royals.
 - Won a World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1971.

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