Rubén Amaro Sr.
|Rubén Amaro Sr.|
Born: January 6, 1936|
Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
|June 29, 1958, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 27, 1969, for the California Angels|
|Runs batted in||156|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
Rubén (Mora) Amaro Sr. (born January 6, 1936) is a Mexican former professional baseball player. He played as a shortstop and first baseman in Major League Baseball from 1958 through 1969. He is the son of a Cuban, Santos Amaro, and a Mexican, Josefina Mora.
He finished 21st in voting for the 1964 National League MVP for playing in 129 games and having 299 at-bats, 31 runs, 79 hits, 11 doubles, 4 home runs, 34 runs batted in, 16 walks, a .264 batting average, a .307 on-base percentage, and a .341 slugging percentage.
Amaro's father, Santos Amaro, was an outfielder in the Mexican League. His second son, Rubén Amaro Jr., was an outfielder in Major League Baseball in the 1990s, and is the former General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Amaro's third son, Luis Amaro, also played briefly for the Philadelphia Phillies in minor league baseball and, is currently the assistant General Manager of the Aguilas del Zulia baseball team in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. He also has a son David Amaro, a daughter Alayna Amaro, and his youngest son Ruben Andres Amaro
Amaro currently serves as a member of the board of the Baseball Assistance Team, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping former Major League, Minor League, and Negro League players through financial and medical hardships.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)