Octavio Victor (Rivas) Rojas
Positions: Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.
Born: March 6, 1939 in La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
by the Signed Cincinnati Redlegs as an amateur free agent in 1956.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 10, 1962 (Age 23)
vs. LAD 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Royals/Phillies/Reds/Cardinals 1962-1977 Final Game: October 1, 1977 (Age 38)
vs. CAL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- November 2013
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1/21 Kings of Kauffman: Royals Trades: Context and Impact: It may have been a week ago when I saw Bob Dutton from the Kansas City Star answering reader questions on Twitter when someone ...
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3/8 Bus League Baseball: The Bizarro Hall of Fame: The Class of 1983: The Bizarro Hall of Fame was a series I ran on my old blog, One More Dying Quail, in 2007. It consists of players who appeared ... News -- November 2011
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