Omar Vizquel Speaker Profile
Venezuelan MLB Third Baseman
Omar Vizquel Biography
Omar Vizquel was born April 24, 1967 in Caracas, Venezuel andis a Venezuelan Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman for theToronto Blue Jays. Vizquel has played for the Seattle Mariners (1989-1993),Cleveland Indians (1994-2004), San Francisco Giants (2005-2008), Texas Rangers(2009) Chicago White Sox (2010-2011), and Toronto Blue Jays (2012). InVenezuela he played with the team Leones del Caracas.
Vizquel is considered one of baseball's all-time bestfielding shortstops, winning nine consecutive Gold Gloves (1993-2001) and twomore in 2005 and 2006. He tied Cal Ripken, Jr.'s AL record, since surpassed,for most consecutive games at shortstop without an error (95, between September26, 1999 and July 21, 2000). Currently, his .985 career fielding percentageis the highest of all-time for a shortstop in Major League history. On May 25,2008, Vizquel became the all-time leader in games played at shortstop, passingLuis Aparicio. Vizquel is the all-time leader in double plays made whileplaying shortstop. He has the most hits recorded by any player from Venezuela(2,842; 45th all-time, as of April 18, 2012), surpassing Aparicio's record of2,677 on June 25, 2009. On May 24, 2010, Vizquel became the shortstop with thesecond most hits all time, behind Derek Jeter. Vizquel is the sacrifice hitleader of the live-ball era.
Currently, Vizquel is the second oldest player in the MajorLeagues, behind Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jamie Moyer. As of 2012, Vizquel andMoyer are the only active players with service time in the 1980s. He is one ofonly 29 players in baseball history to play in Major League games in fourdecades. On May 7, 2012, Vizquel became the oldest player to play at shortstopin the Major League history, surpassing Bobby Wallace, who played 12 games withthe ++St. Louis Cardinals++ at the age of 44 in 1918.
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