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Magglio Ordonez Biography

Magglio Ordonez of the Detroit Tigers is one of the best players in the MLB.
Magglio Ordonez

Birthdate: January 28, 1974
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

The man with the big hair also has big game. We have the 411 on one of baseball's best hitters!

Magglio Ordonez - Background

Magglio Ordonez grew up in Venezuela where he excelled at baseball. He was a star in the Venezuelan Winter League, where he was named the MVP after the 1996 season. From there, Magglio left Venezuela and signed with the Chicago White Sox. He made his debut for the Sox on August 29, 1997.

Magglio Ordonez - Pro Career

Magglio spent eight seasons with the White Sox - five of those seasons he hit over .300. He consistently hit 30 home runs and had 100 RBI every season during those years. He was also a four-time All-Star with the Sox. In 2005, Magglio signed a 5-year, $75 million free agent deal with the Detroit Tigers. His first season in Motown was injury filled as he missed the majority of the season with a hernia. Ironically, his former team, the White Sox, won their first ever World Series in 2005. The next year, a healthy Magglio had another all-star season as he led the Tigers to the World Series, where they lost in five games to the St. Louis Cardinals. This season, Magglio is leading the majors with a .357 batting average.

Magglio Ordonez - One of a Kind

Magglio has the ability to hit the ball to any part of the field. He is a consistent hitter and his short quick swing has a lot of power behind it. He is also known as being a great clutch hitter - he hit .352 when there were runners in scoring position. Magglio is a great defender and a solid base runner, making him an all-around threat on the diamond. Magglio's haircut has also gained a lot of attention. His trademark long curly locks definitely make him standout on the field.

Magglio Ordonez - Did U Know?

  • Magglio Ordonez has three children - Magglio Jr., Maggliana and Sophia.
  • Magglio Ordonez lives in Miami, Florida during the offseason.
  • Magglio Ordonez is six feet tall and weighs 215 lbs.
  • Magglio Ordonez has been recognized by President Bush for his outstanding work in the Hispanic community.
  • Magglio Ordonez's uniform number is 30.
  • Magglio Ordonez played for Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic in 2006.
  • Magglio Ordonez Says...

    "I want to spend time with my fans. This team made a big commitment to sign me here. I have to return that, I have to be here."

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