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Danilo León

Danilo León
Relief pitcher
Born: (1967-04-03) April 3, 1967
La Cañada de Urdaneta, Zulia, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 6, 1992, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
August 4, 1992, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win-Loss 1-1
Earned run average 5.89
Strikeouts 15
Teams

Danilo Enrique León Lineco (born April 3, 1967) is a Venezuelan former professional relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. Listed at 6' 1" (1.85 m), 170 lb. (77 k), he batted and threw right handed.[1]

In addition, he pitched in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League and Mexican Baseball.

Born in La Cañada de Urdaneta, Zulia, León began his professional baseball career at the age of 19 with the Gulf Coast Expos in 1986.[2] In 1988, he posted a combined record of 10 wins with 3 losses along with a 1.38 earned run average and 115 strikeouts in 130 innings pitched.[2]

León made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers in 1992, but only managed to post a 5.89 earned run average in 18 innings and returned to play in the minor leagues the following season.[1]

In between, he pitched in the Venezuelan league for 15 seasons, most notably for the Águilas del Zulia club.[3] He ended his career in 2005 at the age of 37.[3]

Highlights

On November 23, 1999, León hurled a 2–0 no-hitter against the Tigres de Aragua at Estadio Luis Aparicio El Grande in Maracaibo.[4]

He also has the second most strikeouts in Águilas team history, being surpassed only by Julio Machado.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Danilo León statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Danilo León minor league statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Danilo León Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics". Pura-Pelota.com. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Gutiérrez, Daniel; González, Javier (2006); Records de la Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional. LVBP. ISBN 978-980-6996-01-4
  5. ^ "Águilas del Zulia". purapelota.com. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 

External links

  • "Danilo León Statistics". The Baseball Cube. 15 January 2008.
  • Retrosheet


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