(April 2, 1924-October 26, 2004)
Born in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Second baseman for the Cleveland Indians (1949-1958), Baltimore Orioles (1959), Boston Red Sox (1959), Milwaukee Braves (1959) and the Tigres del México (1960)
Three-time All-Star (1952, 1954-1955)
AL Batting Champion (1954)
Why he might be annoying
His father was a lawyer.
During his time in the majors, he sometimes smoked a cigar after dinner before going to the movies.
His batting was very poor during the 1954 World Series as he went 2-for-15.
He was the AL leader in committing errors at second base twice (1952, 1954).
He played in four different teams in his final two years of his playing career.
Why he might not be annoying
He used to play soccer as a teenager.
He kicked balls off the defender's mitt as he slid into the bases.
He was the AL leader in triples with 11 (1952).
He was the mayor of his hometown.
He was an expert in bunting.
His only World Series appearance was the third matchup between two batting champions of the 1954 season playing against each other (Avila and Willie Mays).
He beat Ted Williams and Minnie Minoso for the AL Batting title as he was the first Mexican player to win a batting title in the majors despite having a broken thumb.
Credit: Neo NX2004
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In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 112 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
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