Felipe Montemayor

Positions:
Bats: L Throws: L
Height: 74 Weight: 185
Born: Tuesday, February 07, 1928 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico
Died: in ,
Debut: 4/14/1953
Last Game: 6/12/1955
Full Name: Felipe Angel Montemayor

 

Felipe Montemayor, outfielder for the 1953 and 1955 Pirates. The Pirates purchased him in 1951 for $20,000 from a team in the Sunset League in Mexico. Montemayor spent parts of two seasons in the majors with the Pirates and five seasons with their New Orleans affiliate in the Southern Association. For Pittsburgh, he started 36 of the 64 games he played, seeing time at all three outfield positions and he pinch-hit often. Montemayor batted .173 with two homers and ten RBIs in 150 at-bats. He actually played much better during his second stint, posting a .689 OPS in 36 games, compared to .391 in 28 games during the 1953 season. Prior to the 1956 season, the Pirates returned him to the Mexican League in a deal with the Mexico City Tigers. He played a total of 21 seasons in the minors. He is the first player from Mexico in Pittsburgh Pirates history and he turns 92 years old today.