Mario (Aizpuru) Mendoza
Manos de Seda Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: December 26, 1950 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
by the Signed Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1970.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 26, 1974 (Age 23)
vs. HOU 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Pirates/Mariners/Rangers 1974-1982 Final Game: May 22, 1982 (Age 31)
vs. KCR 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- April 2014
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