Monday, April 21, 2008

José Manuel Oquendo Contreras (born July 4, 1963 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball and the current third base coach for the St. Louis Cardinals.

New York Mets (1983-1984)
St. Louis Cardinals (1986-1995)
Led NL in games played in 1989 with 163 Career

In 1990, Oquendo set a major league record for the fewest errors (three) by a second baseman in a 150+ game season after tying what is the current American League record (five) the previous season (based upon 2002 information) [1]. However, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg won the Gold Glove Award both years.
Oquendo has played every single position on a baseball field.
Oquendo also struck out Deion Sanders ... looking.
Oquendo was pinch hit for in the 1st inning of a game during his rookie year when he was only 19 years of age. As he walked to the dugout his eyes welled up and he had cried because he never received an at bat. José Oquendo Nickname

List of players from Puerto Rico in Major League Baseball
List of Puerto Ricans