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Bert Campaneris

AKA Dagoberto Blanco Campaneris

Born: 9-Mar-1942
Birthplace: Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Shortstop, stole 410 bases in 8 years

During an American League playoff game with Detroit on 8 October 1972 a wild pitch by Lerrin LaGrow struck Campaneris on the ankle, and in anger he threw the bat at LaGrow. Manager Billy Martin charged out of the dugout at Campaneris, resulting in a melee and both Martin's and Campaneris expulsion from the game. He remained suspended for the duration of the playoffs, until the World Series.

On 8 September 1965 for the Oakland A's, Campaneris played all nine positions, but the team lost to the California Angels.

Wife: Norma Fay (m. 1969)

    High School: Jose Tomas High School, Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba

    Kansas City Athletics 1964-67
    Oakland Athletics 1968-76
    Texas Rangers 1977-79
    California Angels 1979-81
    New York Yankees 1983

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