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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Benny Bautista, 1987 ProCards #1470

Here we see Benny Bautista posing for the Hagerstown Suns logo lookalike contest. He's the clubhouse favorite.

Did You Know? Benny's birth name is "Bienvenido". "Bienvenidos" is Spanish for "welcome".

Did You Also Know? Bautista is a native of the Dominican Republic. He made his pro debut at age 18 with the Bluefield Orioles in 1984, and stole 20 bases in 24 tries.

Did You Also Also Know? 1987 was his last year in baseball. He batted .208 and slugged just .255 for the Suns, and walked away with a career batting average of .234 and a slugging percentage of .277.

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