Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Kidzworld Logo

Magglio Ordonez Biography

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."

    Related Stories:

  • Andruw Jones Biography
  • Derek Jeter Biography
  • Ryan Howard Biography
  • More Bios of Your Favorite Athletes!

    Related Stories


    Best Shortstop in Baseball? Vote!

    • Alex Rodriguez.
    • Derek Jeter.
    • Miguel Tejada.
    • Nomar Garciaparra.

    Sports In The Forums

    Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
    of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
    reply 1 day
    How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
    reply 3 days
    Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
    as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
    reply 6 days
    A recent comment on a video gave me this idea , of writing about this whole scenario  the comment was something like this Messi + Ronaldo = Zlatan It was something that made me happy , cuz i'm a Zlatan fan myself , but keeping that aside I'll be honest in stating the reasons due to which Zlatan is considered better among fans  1st - Tired of Messi vs Ronaldo ; For those of you tired of the endless Messi vs Ronaldo debate Zlatan is the middle way , when Zlatan was asked for a word to describe Messi and Ronaldo  he said for Messi - Fantastic , for Ronaldo - Good ( he'd definitely prefer messi since he was in barca , so definitely against Real Madrid , but i'll skip that ) , but when asked about one word for Zlatan - "WOW!" that was his answer 2nd - If you believe in extraordinary and Jaw-dropping stuff; If we talk about Messi and Ronaldo we'll think constant goal scorers and team players and who deliver something great evry time the team needs it , but Zlatan he may also score regularly not as frequent as Messi or Ronaldo , but every time he scores it's another jaw dropping goal , whether that 32 yard bicycle kick vs England or extraordinary volleys Zlatan is Zlatan 3rd Zlatan does things nobody does; You won't see Ronaldo having fun with reporters or Messi bad mouthing his manager even when he is wrong , Zlatan doesn't cares,  like who can forget the epic reply to Arsene Wenger on asking Zlatan to play a trial game , -" ZLATAN doesn't do Auditions" If some of you guys don't agree with me no problem , everybody has their own opinion , and if you don't agree with me cuz you don't know about any of those Zlatan goals or interviews , then you should definitely search the internet for - Extraordinary Zlatan  ZLATAN may had not won the -ballon d'or , but has won large no of trophies and league titles  search for zlatan ibrahimovic - titles and trophies for that
    reply 9 days
    Well for me, I think totally! Inside that is. When a guy says girls can't play sports I think THEY can't be cheerleaders. But if a guy says girls CAN play sports, yep, they could be cheerleaders
    reply 13 days