Rafael Francisco (De La Cruz) Santana
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: January 31, 1958 in La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
by the Signed New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1976.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 5, 1983 (Age 25)
vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Mets/Yankees/Cardinals/Indians 1983-1990 Final Game: April 23, 1990 (Age 32)
vs. TOR 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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