Vinicio Castilla, the Mexican with the most home runs in the Major Leagues, will lead the 2022 Enthronement Ceremony of the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame on November 10, reported this Friday the enclosure of the immortals.
In addition to Castilla, they will enter the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Parque La Fundidora de Monterrey, in northern Mexico, former Major League players Matías Carillo and Isidro Márquez, as well as José Luis Sandoval, Eduardo Jiménez, William Serrel and chronicler Jorge Menéndezall elected in a vote in December 2020.
“Vinny” Castilla will arrive at the property after playing 16 seasons in the Major Leagues in which he hit 320 home runswas the RBI champion in 2004 with the Colorado Rockies, participated in two all-star games and won three silver bats.
In the Major Leagues, Castilla played for the Atlanta Braves, the Rockies, the Tampa Bay Rays, the Houston Astros, the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres. with whom he averaged a batting percentage of .276 and drove in 1,105 runs.
Matías Carrillo is considered by the Mexican Baseball League (LMB) as “the most complete baseball player”. He played 22 seasons on the summer circuit and in 1982 he was chosen rookie of the year. He was champion as a coach in 2011 with the Tigres de Quintana Roo.
Carrillo played in the Major Leagues between 1991 and 1994 with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Florida Marlins; With those teams he reached a .251 batting percentage and 12 RBI.
Isidro Márquez, historical leader of LMB saves with 301, played 22 seasons in the summer circuit. THe had records of 97 wins and 78 losses with 3.44 runs allowed per nine innings. The pitcher participated in the Majors in 1995 with the Chicago White Sox.
José Luis ‘Borrego’ Sandoval is remembered for his ability to field at short stops with the Red Devils of Mexico; Eduardo Jiménez was one of the great sluggers of all time in the LMB; William ‘Grillo’ Serrel was a star in the early years of Mexican baseball and Jorge Menéndez was one of the best chroniclers in the south of the country.
These new immortals, with whom the venue will reach 207 members, they had not been able to be inducted as legends by the covid-19 pandemic.
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