From BR Bullpen
Rafael Batista Sanchez
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut June 17, 1973
- Final Game April 27, 1975
- Born November 12, 1945 in San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.
- Died October 25, 2008 in Santo Domingo, D.R.
 Biographical Information
During his playing career, Rafael Batista was wrongly listed with the birth date of Rafael Robles, a fellow native of San Pedro de Macoris. He was actually two years older than listed, a fact that came out after his death in 2008.
Batista played, coached and managed the Oriental Stars in his home country over a period of more than 20 years. He scouted his homeland for talent for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox, and was involved in youth baseball activities after retiring. In his youth, he served in the Dominican Air Force.