Monday, September 19, 2011

Player Profile: Ruben Amaro

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I have fifteen cards of Ruben Amaro. This one is from 1992 Upper Deck.

Playing career: Ruben Amaro was a backup outfielder between 1991 and 1998, mostly for the Phillies. He was a lifetime .235 hitter.

Where he is now: Since 2009 he has been the general manager of the Phillies.

Interesting facts: His father, Ruben Amaro Sr, also played for the Phillies, making them the only father-son duo in Phillies history. He is one of very few people to be a part of both World Champion Phillies teams; the Assistant General Manager in 2008, he was a 15-year-old batboy in 1980.

My memories: Didn’t really remember him as a player, but he is quite prominent now as a general manager, most notably in 2009 as the GM of the Phillies team that lost to the Yankees in the World Series.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Ruben A, between Rubin Art Museum, a New York museum featuring art from the Himalayas, and Ruben Aguirre, a Mexican actor. Another prominent Ruben Amaro is a mortgage consultant at Wells Fargo in California.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Chip Ambres.

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