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Rey Vicente Anglada Ferrer (El Rey Azul)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 209 lb. (unlikely his playing weight)

Rey Vicente Anglada has played for and managed the Cuban national team.

Anglada debuted as a player with the Industriales in 1972-1973. He stole 18 bases to lead the 1977 Selective Series. In 1980, Rey had 17 swipes to lead the Selective Series. During the 1980-1981 Serie Nacional, he led with 24 steals; in the 1981 Selective Series, he won his 4th steal title with 17.

Anglada played for the Cuban national team in the 1976 Amateur World Series (.227), 1978 Amateur World Series (0 for 1 as the backup at 3B to Pedro Jose Rodriguez) and 1979 Pan American Games (.290).

Rey's playing career ended in 1982 due to a gambling scandal. He was blacklisted from Cuban ball for 20 years. For his career, he had hit .291/.362/.398 with 197 steals in 286 tries. He had fielded .976.

Anglada returned to Cuban baseball in 2001-2002 as the manager of the Industriales. He led them to titles in 2002-2003, 2003-2004 and 2005-2006.

Anglada managed the Cuban national team in the 2007 Baseball World Cup and 2007 Pan American Games (winning Gold in the latter event).

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