Roberto Francisco (Gonzalez) Avila
Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: April 2, 1924 in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
( All Transactions) Debut: April 30, 1949 (Age 25)
vs. DET 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Indians/Braves/RedSox/Orioles 1949-1959 Final Game: September 29, 1959 (Age 35)
vs. LAD 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: October 26, 2004 in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico Buried: San Pedro & San Pablo Church Columbarium, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
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News -- December 2013
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