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Mario Mendoza
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Baseball Player
    (December 26, 1950- )
    Played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1974-78), Seattle Mariners (1979-80) and Texas Rangers (1981-82)
    Lifetime batting average was .215
    He established the benchmark for bad batters when George Brett said, 'The first thing I look for in the Sunday papers is to see who's below the Mendoza line (1979).'
    He hit below .200 five times in a nine year career.
    He originally resented the term, but now says he enjoys the fame from the phrase.
    He pitched two innings for the Pirates, gave up three earned runs, and was struck in the belt buckle by a line drive, nearly losing his pants (1977).
    In 1979, he led the Mariners in one offensive statistic - sacrifice bunts, with 13.
    The year after Brett popularized the Mendoza line, Mendoza recorded his highest batting average, .245.
    Brett praised his fielding abilities, saying that Mendoza robbed him of several sure base hits with exceptional defensive play.
    When playing in the Mexican Leagues, he was nicknamed 'Elegante' and drew the attention of female fans.
    He was inducted into the Mexican League Hall of Fame (2000).

Credit: C. Fishel


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