Otoniel (Franceschi) Velez
(Otto the Swatto)
Positions: Outfielder, Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: November 29, 1950 in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1969.
Debut: September 4, 1973 (Age 22.279, 11,032nd in MLB history)
vs. DET 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Yankees/Indians 1973-1983
Agents: Jerry Kapstein, previously: Norm Kaplan, Dave Pinter [*]
Last Game: August 7, 1983 (Age 32.251)
vs. TEX 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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