Sunday, February 2, 2014

Player Profile: Juan Beniquez

I have 33 cards of Juan Beniquez. This one is from 1986 Donruss.

Playing career: Juan Beniquez came up as a shortstop with the Red Sox in 1971. He struggled with the glove and was sent back down to the major leagues. He returned in 1974 as an outfielder, and was good enough to win a Gold Glove. He became a well-traveled pinch-hitter/fourth-outfielder type who set a record for most American League teams played with – eight. (Red Sox, Rangers, Yankees, Mariners, Angels, Orioles, Royals, Blue Jays) A fuller account of his career can be found at the 1980 Topps blog.

My memories: I remember him at the end of his career getting some notoriety for the amount of teams he played for.

Where he is now: Anyone know where Juan Beniquez is now?

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Juan Ben, ahead of Juan Benson, a model. Another prominent Juan Beniquez is a drug trafficker from upstate New York.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Armando Benitez.

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