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Rubén Amaro Mora

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

He's the kind of guy, well, there's a dignity to him and everyone likes and respects him. - Jim Bouton in Ball Four

Ruben Amaro is the father of Ruben Amaro, Jr. and David Amaro and son of Santos Amaro. Amaro also has two kids from his second marriage who are Ruben Andres Amaro, born February 23, 1990 and Luis Alfredo Amaro, born January 17, 1989. They're both currently playing ball as well and hope to follow in their father's footsteps in achieving the goal of becoming major league players. Amaro also has a daughter Alayna Amaro, born January 24, 1984.

While his Cuban-born father was a Mexican League star, the Mexican-born Ruben Sr. only had five at-bats in the Liga. Known primarily for his defense and versatility, Amaro's only season with impressive offensive statistics was 1955 when he hit .309 with 18 HR for the Mexicali Eagles of the Arizona-Mexico League. When Amaro was selected to the Salon de la Fama in 1986 he and his father became the first father-son duo to be so honored.

Amaro has worked as a scout, manager, coach and director in baseball and led the Venezuelan club Aguilas del Zulia to a Caribbean Series title in 1984 as a manager.

Amaro was a coach with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980 and 1981 and a member of the Chicago Cubs coaching staff from 1983 to 1986.

Amaro was a scout for the Phillies from 1973 to 1982, and the Latin American Scouting Supervisor for the Cubs in 1988. He then scouted for the Detroit Tigers in the 1990s.

[edit] Notable Achievements

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1977 Auburn Phillies New York-Penn League 17-53 10th Philadelphia Phillies
1989 Bristol Tigers Appalachian League 28-39 7th Detroit Tigers
1993 Bristol Tigers Appalachian League 28-39 8th Detroit Tigers
1995 Petroleros de Minatitlan Mexican League 41-73 15th none
1996 Williamsport Cubs New York-Penn League 43-32 5th Chicago Cubs
1997 Rockford Cubbies Midwest League 66-66 9th Chicago Cubs
1998 Rockford Cubbies Midwest League 71-68 7th Chicago Cubs Lost League Finals
2002 GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League 39-21 1st Philadelphia Phillies League Champs
2003 GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League 23-33 12th Philadelphia Phillies

[edit] Further Reading

  • Rory Costello: "Rubén Amaro", in Mel Marmer and Bill Nowlin, eds.: The Year of Blue Snow: The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 19-31. ISBN 978-1-933599-51-9

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