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Bengie Molina

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 210 lb.

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Bengie Molina is the brother of catchers Jose Molina and Yadier Molina. Bengie and Jose were teammates on the Anaheim Angels when they won the 2002 World Series.

When Molina hit one of his few triples with the Toronto Blue Jays on August 17, 2006, the whole Blue Jays dugout started laughing. Molina said he saw them out of the corner of his eye and started laughing hard as well. He had not hit a triple since 2000.

Playing for the San Francisco Giants on May 7, 2007, Molina hit a disputed two-run homer in the fifth inning against the Mets then drilled a 3-run shot later in the inning. He was the first Giant since Willie McCovey 30 years earlier to hit two home runs in one inning.

On September 26, 2008, Molina hit a home run that was initially ruled a single, and he was immediately removed for a pinch runner, Emmanuel Burriss. Upon review, the hit was ruled a home run, but Molina had already exited the game, so Burriss finished his home run trot for him. Molina was credited with the home run and 2 RBI, but Burriss was credited with the run scored. (The BR box score and the game logs for Molina and Burriss do not correctly reflect this unique event, but their season and career statistics are listed correctly.)

In 2013, he was appointed assistant hitting coach with the St. Louis Cardinals, joining the team on which his brother Yadier was a star player, but only stayed with the team for one season.

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