Iván DeJesús

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Note: This page refers to the father. For the son, see here. For the Venezuelan national team member, see here


Iván DeJesús Alvarez

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Biographical Information[edit]

Shortstop Iván DeJesús was known by Puerto Rican fans as "El Pulpo", the Octopus, for his fielding abilities. Highly touted as a shortstop in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization (he was signed by scout Corito Varona, DeJesús was blocked by Bill Russell. Traded to the Chicago Cubs in 1977, DeJesús put in several creditable seasons with the Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. Although not an outstanding hitter, he was a good handler of the bat who did not embarrass himself at the plate.

DeJesús recorded the first cycle of the 1980s, turning the feat on April 22, 1980, for the Cubs against the St. Louis Cardinals

Iván played for the Caguas Creoles, Arecibo Wolves and Santurce Crabbers of the Puerto Rico Winter Baseball League.

In 1989, DeJesús played for the St. Petersburg Pelicans of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He hit .333 in 14 games with the club.

After his playing career, DeJesús was a minor league manager and coach. He was a coach with the Toledo Mud Hens in 1989 (player/coach), Osceola Astros in 1994, and Kissimmee Cobras in 1996 and 2000. In 2006, he led the Greeneville Astros of the Appalachian League. He was a coach with the Cubs in 2010 and 2011 and managed the Lexington Legends in 2012.

He is the father of Iván DeJesús Jr.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Runs Scored Leader (1978)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1978)

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1990 GCL Dodgers Gulf Coast League 38-25 2nd Los Angeles Dodgers League Champs
1991 GCL Dodgers Gulf Coast League 29-31 10th Los Angeles Dodgers
1992 San Bernardino Spirit California League 52-84 9th Seattle Mariners
2001 Pittsfield Astros New York-Penn League 45-30 4th Houston Astros
2002 Tri-City ValleyCats New York-Penn League 27-48 13th Houston Astros
2003 Tri-City ValleyCats New York-Penn League 44-32 5th Houston Astros
2004 Lexington Legends South Atlantic League 67-72 11th Houston Astros
2005 Salem Avalanche Carolina League 67-74 5th Houston Astros
2006 Greeneville Astros Appalachian League 34-33 4th (t) Houston Astros
2012 Lexington Legends South Atlantic League 69-69 7th Houston Astros

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