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Pancho Herrera

Juan Francisco Herrera Willavicencio
Born: June 16, 1934 in Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
Died: April 28, 2005 in Miami, Fla.
Debut: 1958 | Pos: 1B
H: 6'3" | W: 220 | B: R | T: R

Yrs G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
3 300 975 122 264 31 128 8 .271

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Pancho Herrera, a Cuban native who hit .271 in 300 career games in the major leagues, died on April 28, 2005 in Miami, Fla.

Herrera made his major league debut with Philadelphia in 1958 and hit .270 in 63 at bats that season. He was back in the majors in 1960 and had one of his most productive season -- hitting .281 with 17 home runs and 71 RBI in 512 at bats. That season, however, he led the league with 136 strikeouts.

He hit .258 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI in 400 at bats in 1961.

In November 1962, the Phillies traded Herrera, along with Ted Savage, to the Pirates for Don Hoak. Herrera did not appear again in the major leagues.