Sixto Lezcano

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Sixto Joaquin Lezcano Curras

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sixto Lezcano, who played 12 seasons in the major leagues, came up originally with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1974, the same year that Robin Yount was a rookie. Yount was 18, while Sixto was 20. Lezcano had a terrific year in 1979 when he was second in the league in OPS+, although he finished only 15th in the MVP voting.

Sixto was in the minors from 1971 to 1974, and in his last season, 1974 with the Sacramento Solons, he hit .325 with 34 home runs.

Lezcano played the first seven of his 12 major league seasons with the Brewers, and then was with four different teams in the last five years of his major league career. However, he was often still good in the latter part of his career: with the San Diego Padres in 1982, he showed power and an OBP of .388 which was sixth in the National League, while with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1984 he had an OBP of .371 and a slugging percentage of .480.

In his only World Series in 1983, he started two games, batting second in one (ahead of Mike Schmidt and fourth in the other one (behind Schmidt).

After the majors he played for the Taiyo Whales in Japan. Sixto played for the Caguas Creoles and the Santurce Crabbers of the Puerto Rican Winter Baseball League.

In 1989, Lezcano played for the Orlando Juice of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. Lezcano batted .400 in 2 games.

Lezcano has been a coach in the Atlanta Braves minor league system for a decade. He was a coach of the GCL Braves in 2008-2010.

He is the cousin of Carlos Lezcano.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL Gold Glove Winner (1979)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1977 & 1979)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1979)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Sixto Lezcano (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, January 1986, pp. 77-79.[1]

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