Orlando Cepeda Speaker Profile
Former Puerto Rican First Baseman
Orlando Cepeda Biography
Hall of Fame first baseman, Orlando Cepeda was born September 17, 1937. Cepeda was born to a poor family, his father, Pedro Cepeda, was a baseball player in Puerto Rico which influenced his interest in the sport from a young age. His first conatct with professional came about when he was a batboy for the Santurce Crabbers of Puerto Rico. Pedro Zorilla, the team's owner convinced his family to let him attend a New York Giants tryout. He would play in several Minor League Baseball teams before gathering interest from the Giants, who had just moved to San Francisco.
During a career that lasted sixteen years, he played with the San Francisco Giants (1958-66), ++St. Louis Cardinals++ (1966-68), Atlanta Braves (1969-72), Oakland Athletics (1972), Boston Red Sox (1973) and Kansas City Royals (1974). Cepeda would be selected to play in seven Major League Baseball All-Star Games during his career, becoming the first player from Puerto Rico to start one. In 1978, Cepeda was sentenced to five years in prison on drug possession charges, of which he would seve ten months in prison and the rest on probation. In 1987, Cepeda would be contracted by the San Francisco Giants to work as a scout and "goodwill ambassador". In 1999, Cepeda was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
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Posted on 8 May 2013 | 2:33 pm
11-time All-Star Orlando Cepeda will be featured at the upcoming TRISTAR Houston May/June Collectors Show. The MLB Hall of Famer spent half of his 16-year career with the San Francisco Giants, making his debut with the team in 1958. He was the 1961 home run champion and the 1967 National League MVP among other accolades. Cepeda will meet with fans and sign autographs at the show...[Read More]
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