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Baseball Player
    (July 2, 1953- )
    Born in Puerto Piritu, Venezuela
    Outfielder, center fielder
    Birth name is Antonio Rafael Armas Machado
    Played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1976-1977)
    Also played for the Oakland Athletics (1977–1982) , Boston Red Sox (1983–1986), and California Angels (1987–1989)
    2-time MLB All-Star player (1981, 1984)
    .252 Batting Average
    That damn (then trendy) 70s caterpillar mustache...
    He was initially being groomed as the Pirates' successor to the late Roberto Clemente.
    He was frequently booed by Sox fans for his low .218 batting average.
    He was a jinx; prone to career-harming injuries.
    Case in point, he was on the disabled list twelve times, missing 302 games.
    He was released from the Red Sox after batting just once in the 1986 World Series.
    His son played professionally but failed to duplicate his father's success.
    He won the Silver Slugger Award in 1984.
    He led the American League in home runs twice.
    He topped all of Major League Baseball in runs batted in during the 1984 season.
    He was one of the top sluggers in the American League in the early 1980s.
    He returned to Latin America to coach under the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.
    He was inducted into the Venezuelan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (2005).
    He was inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame (1998).
    He ranked in the 10 AL Most Valuable Player award balloting twice (4th, 1981; 7th, 1984).

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