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Benjamín Beltran Valenzuela (Papelero)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.

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Elected into the Salon de la Fama in 1986.

[edit] Biographical Information

Benny Valenzuela (known in Mexico as Benjamin "Papelero" Valenzuela) was one of the earliest players born in Mexico to break into the major leagues. He and Ruben Amaro Sr., also born in Mexico, both broke in during the 1958 season. Valenzuela played as a third baseman for the 1958 Cardinals, whose regular third baseman was Ken Boyer.

Valenzuela was a batboy when offered the chance to fill in at third base in 1949 in a professional game in Mexico, and thereafter was a professional. In the 1960's, forced to retire as a player due to an injury, he became a manager.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs
1967 Yucatan Venados Mexican Southeast League 59-48 2nd Lost in 1st round
1968 Yucatan Venados Mexican Southeast League 53-42 4th
1969 Tabasco Plataneros Mexican Southeast League 46-71 6th
1970
1971 Aguascalientes Tigres Mexican Center League 41-30 3rd
1972 Aguascalientes Tigres Mexican Center League 43-23 2nd League Champs
Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz Mexican League replaced Alberto Osorio
replaced by Mario Ariosa
1973 Piratas de Sabinas Mexican League 51-81 15th
1974 Aguascalientes Tigres Mexican Center League 41-36 3rd
1975 Alijadores de Tampico Mexican League 73-62 6th League Champs
1976 Alijadores de Tampico Mexican League -- replaced by Ronnie Camacho
1977 Ebano (MCL) Mexican Center League 27-42 9th
Alijadores de Tampico Mexican League 15th replaced Clemente Carrera
1978 Alijadores de Tampico Mexican League 76-78 8th Lost in 1st round
1979 Leon Bravos Mexican League -- replaced by Eusabio Elizalde
1980
1981 Broncos de Reynosa Mexican League 62-64 11th Lost League Finals
1982 Broncos de Reynosa Mexican League 70-61 7th Lost in 1st round
1983 Leon Bravos Mexican League 10th replaced Domingo Rivera
1984 Leon Bravos Mexican League 13th replaced Marcelo Juarez
1985 Leon Bravos Mexican League 60-67 10th

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