Born: 12/25/1950 in Caripito, Venezuela
Major League Career: 1973-89
Games Played at Second Base: 1,518
Most Games Played For: Chicago Cubs
Photo via Wikipedia
Manny Trillo is my second Venezuelan on this year's A-Z list. Interestingly, I had two in last year's list as well! While known mostly for his defensive skills, Trillo had a respectable career at the plate, too, winning Silver Slugger awards in both 1980 and 1981. He is a member of the Venezuelan Hall of Fame.
For last year's A-Z Challenge, I featured players of the Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns organization, my favorite baseball team. I managed to cover every position on the field except for one: second baseman. As such, I decided to devote this year's challenge entirely to the second base position, honoring the individuals who earned their keep playing one of the game's most demanding defensive positions.
Head on over to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to find others joining the adventure.