Thursday, September 21, 2023

Marcelo Juárez, Mexican baseball legend, dies

Mexican baseball is in mourning after news of the death of Marcelo Juárez, a historic outfielder who marked an era in this sport in the country, was confirmed.

Through social networks it was the LMB who confirmed the sad news of the death of the 81-year-old former player.

“Directors, players and staff of the Office of the Mexican Baseball League regret the sensitive death of Mr. Marcelo Juárez Moreno, a historic outfielder who played 17 seasons in the LMB with Veracruz, México, Saltillo, Laredo, Poza Rica, Córdoba, Monterrey and León”, the statement read.

Marcelo Juárez has the best fielding average with a .984 as a center fielder, in addition, he drove in 644 runs, connected with 1,897 hits and stole 225 bases in 17 seasons. He was the Base Stealing Champion in 1968, Silver Glove in 1974, twice part of the All-Star Game and since 1998 he is an official member of the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame.

The gardener was born on October 26, 1942 in Río Bravo, Coahuila. As a tribute, the Saraperos de Saltillo retired the flannel with the 44.

Known as ‘The Mexican Willie Mays’, Marcelo Juárez played for the San Francisco Giants before settling in Mexico.


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