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From BR Bullpen
Otoniel Velez Franceschi
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.
 Biographical Information
On May 4, 1980, desginated hitter Otto Vélez hit four home runs in a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians at Exhibition Stadium. In the first game, he hit a grand slam in the first inning, followed by a two-run homer in the eighth, and a game winning solo shot in the tenth. In the following contest, he clubbed a three-run home run in the first inning. Overall, he had 10 runs batted in that day.
Hard-hitting slugger Otto Vélez played for the Caguas Creoles, Ponce Lions and Santurce Crabbers in the Puerto Rican Winter Baseball League. In the winter of 1977-1978, he hit 17 home runs, tying Roger Freed for the league lead.