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March 26 – Happy Birthday Jose Vizcaino

When the Yankees traded for Minnesota’s Chuck Knoblaugh in February of 1998, New York thought they were getting a perennial .300 hitter and a Golden Glove second baseman. As it turned out, they got neither. His first two seasons in pinstripes at the plate were good enough, as he showed surprising power and scored runs in bunches. But Chuck developed a mysterious case of the Steve Blass throwing disease. His tosses to Yankee first baseman, Tino Martinez, started sailing all over the place and as his errors climbed, Knoblaugh’s confidence and concentration plummeted.

The situation got so bad, the Yankees traded for Jose Vizcaino during the 2000 season and started the Dominican Republic native at second and began using Knoblaugh in the outfield and as DH. Jose hit .251 in 73 regular season games for New York. It was Vizcaino’s single in the twelfth inning of Game One of the 2000 Subway Series that drove in Tino Martinez with the winning run to beat the Mets. Jose was not re-signed by New York after their 2000 World Series victory and in 2001, Alfonso Soriano became New York’s starting second baseman. Jose signed with Houston, where he played for the next five seasons. He left the big leagues in 2006, after an eighteen year career that saw him play for eight different Major League franchises.

Jose shares his March 26th birthday with this WWII era pacifist pitcher and this current day Yankee shortstop.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2000 NYY 73 191 174 23 48 8 1 0 10 5 12 28 .276 .319 .333 .652
18 Yrs 1820 5918 5379 633 1453 204 47 36 480 74 378 729 .270 .318 .346 .663
LAD (5 yrs) 245 737 657 71 164 21 2 4 64 11 51 82 .250 .305 .306 .611
HOU (5 yrs) 559 1513 1396 154 385 65 13 13 133 9 82 174 .276 .316 .369 .685
NYM (3 yrs) 334 1419 1282 160 361 46 14 7 121 18 96 196 .282 .332 .356 .688
CHC (3 yrs) 330 1076 981 106 260 34 8 5 81 17 65 124 .265 .309 .331 .640
SFG (2 yrs) 215 766 687 93 176 22 7 6 55 8 64 97 .256 .319 .335 .654
STL (1 yr) 16 25 23 3 8 3 0 1 3 0 1 4 .348 .375 .609 .984
CLE (1 yr) 48 191 179 23 51 5 2 0 13 6 7 24 .285 .310 .335 .645
NYY (1 yr) 73 191 174 23 48 8 1 0 10 5 12 28 .276 .319 .333 .652
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/14/2014.