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Manny Trillo

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Jesús Manuel Marcano "Manny" Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed "Indio", is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics (1973-74), Chicago Cubs (1975-78, 1986-88), Philadelphia Phillies (1979-82), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984-85) and Cincinnati Reds (1989).

Trillo was born in Caripito, Venezuela. Originally signed as a catcher by the Phillies in 1968, he started his major league career with Oakland on June 28, 1973. After being traded with two other players in exchange for Billy Williams, he was the Cubs' regular second baseman for four seasons before returning to Philadelphia in an 8-player trade. Trillo batted a career-high .292 for the 1980 World Series-winning Phillies, and was named MVP of the National League Championship Series when he hit .381 with four runs batted in against the Houston Astros. Trillo won his third Gold Glove Award in 1982, when he set a since-broken major league record for consecutive errorless chances at second base (479), falling two games short of Joe Morgan's record 91-game errorless streak.

A four-time All-Star, Manny Trillo batted .263 in his career, with 61 home runs and 571 RBI, 598 runs scored, 1562 hits, 239 doubles, 33 triples, 56 stolen bases, and 452 walks for a .316 on base percentage.

Highlights

  • Set a major league record for total chances at second base without error (479, 1982)
  • Set an NL record for fielding percentage at second base (.9937, 1982)
  • 4-time All-Star (1977, 1981-83)
  • 3 Gold Gloves (1979, 1981-82)
  • MVP of the NLCS (1980)

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