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Frank Taveras
Frank Taveras Mets.jpg
Born: (1949-12-24) December 24, 1949 (age 72)
Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 25, 1971, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 1982, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Batting average.255
Home runs2
Runs batted in214
Stolen bases300
Career highlights and awards

Franklin Crisostomo Taveras Fabian (born December 24, 1949), is a former Major League shortstop from 1971 to 1982 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Montreal Expos.


Pittsburgh Pirates

Taveras signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent January 8, 1968, and made his major league debut on September 25, 1971 as a pinch runner for Willie Stargell in the fifteenth inning of an extra inning marathon with the New York Mets (won 2-1 by the Mets in the bottom of the 15th). After only four appearances, mostly as a late inning defensive replacement in 1972, and spending the entire 1973 season in the minors, Taveras made the Pirates for good in 1974. On August 5, 1977, he hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the second inning of the second game of a doubleheader at Cincinnati. Taveras led the National League in stolen bases in 1977 with 70, and followed that up with leading the NL in times caught stealing with 25 in 1978. In an unfortunate set of circumstances, he was not given a World Series ring in 1971 after the Pirates won because he was not listed on any post-season roster. He also didn't receive a World Series ring when the Pirates won in 1979 because he was traded just weeks into the season to the New York Mets.[1]

New York Mets

Eleven games into the 1979 season, Taveras was traded to the New York Mets for Tim Foli and minor leaguer Greg Field on April 19. During his first season with the Mets, he hit his only career home run that actually went over the wall against Mike LaCoss. Coincidentally, it too was in Cincinnati. Taveras managed to play in 164 regular season games that year.[2]

Montreal Expos

The Mets traded Taveras to the Montreal Expos for pitcher Steve Ratzer prior to the start of the 1982 season. With Montreal, Taveras made his Major League debut as a second baseman. He was released on August 13 after compiling only a .161 batting average in 48 games.

See also


  1. ^ "Frank Taveras Stats".
  2. ^ "Frank Taveras". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 18 November 2011.

External links

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