Winston Enriquillo Llenas Davila
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.
- Debut August 15, 1968
- Final Game September 14, 1975
- Born September 23, 1943 in Santiago, Santiago, D.R.
"Your children have Nintendo and Nickelodeon. . . Here we have mainly baseball. I don't know if you can ever comprehend how much this game means to us." - Winston Llenas, interviewed in the book "The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic"
Winston Llenas, nicknamed "Chilote" in the Dominican Republic, played six seasons in the majors with the California Angels as a backup infielder/outfielder. He also played many seasons in the Dominican Republic and in Mexico, and in later life became a baseball executive.
He was one of the early major leaguers from the Dominican Republic, signed in 1961 by the Kansas City Athletics but released in 1962. The Angels then signed him, and eventually brought him up in 1968 an 1969, but he wasn't up to stay until 1972, eleven years after he had originally signed to play professional ball.
He was later part-owner of Las Aguilas Cibaenas based in Santiago in the Dominican Republic. He previously served the team as manager, general manager, and team president. He also scouted for the Cleveland Indians, signing Willy Taveras.
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