Leonardo Lazaro (Alfonso) Cardenas
Chico or Mr. Automatic Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 150 lb.
Born: December 17, 1938 in Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba
( All Transactions) Debut: July 25, 1960 (Age 21)
vs. CHC 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Reds/Twins/Angels/Rangers/Indians 1960-1975 Final Game: September 26, 1975 (Age 36)
vs. KCR 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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