Hector Torres

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Héctor Epitacio Torres Marroquin

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Biographical Information[edit]

In 1958, Héctor Torres helped pitch the Monterrey team to a Little League World Series title, just the second ever by a non-U.S. team (Monterrey had also won in 1957).

Torres signed with the San Francisco Giants in 1962 but hit under .200 his first two years in the minor leagues. In 1964 he improved to .223 for the Fresno Giants with 18 homers. After two years (1966-1967) with the Seattle Angels and a trade, Torres was called up to the Houston Astros in 1968. After one year, in which he made the Topps All-Star Rookie Team ,he lost the job as the Astros' regular shortstop to Denis Menke and was shuffled around the majors over the next decade before finishing his career in the minors in 1978 with the Syracuse Chiefs. Never a significant offensive producer, Torres was known mostly as a slick fielding shortstop and a versatile player who could play almost anywhere on the field (he even pitched one game for the Montreal Expos in 1972).

After retiring, Torres was a Toronto Blue Jays coach in 1990 and 1991. He later managed the Monterrey Sultans but was let go when the team was in first place in the northern division in 2005. Team officials had been critical of Torres' use of the pitching staff. After he was let go, the team slipped out of first.

Torres is the son of Mexican League star Epitacio Torres

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1982 GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League 30-33 5th Toronto Blue Jays
1985 Florence Blue Jays South Atlantic League 82-55 1st Toronto Blue Jays League Champs
1986 Florence Blue Jays South Atlantic League 56-76 7th (t) Toronto Blue Jays
1993 GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League 22-38 13th Toronto Blue Jays
1995 Syracuse Chiefs International League 1-0 -- Toronto Blue Jays replaced Bob Didier (25-43) on June 22 /
replaced by Richie Hebner (33-39) on June 23
2003 AZL Brewers Arizona League 15-34 9th Milwaukee Brewers
2005 Monterrey Sultans Mexican League -- none replaced by Leo Rodriguez

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