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Carrasquel, Chico


From the "This Great Game" card back: One trade that Branch Rickey always wished he could reverse was the one that sent Chico Carrasquel to the White Sox in 1949. Rickey was sure he hadn’t even signed off on the deal, but Frank Lane of the Sox insisted he had, and “The Mahatma” replied, “Well, if I said so, I won’t go back on my word.” But watching Carrasquel, a quick infielder from Venezuela, scoot his way around the infield for the next decade for other teams always sent a flush of regret over the one-time Dodger executive. Chico was flashy and efficient, a crowd-pleaser and an expert at turning two. 

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Birth Date: January 23, 1926
Birth Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Death Date: May 26, 2005
Death Location: Caracas Distrito Federal, Venezuela
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 18, 1950
Final Game Date: September 23, 1959
Years Played: 11
Games Played: 1,325
At Bats: 4,644
Runs: 568
Hits: 1,199
Doubles: 172
Triples: 25
Home Runs: 55
RBIs: 474
Stolen Bases: 31
Base on Balls: 491
Batting Average: 0.258
Position: Short Stop

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