Tuesday, February 5, 2013
White Sox coach gets hall pass
By Doug Padilla
CHICAGO – White Sox minor league infield instructor Ever Magallanes only has three career major-league games to his credit, but there was still a hall of fame that came calling.
Magallanes was one of three former players to be inducted in the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame this past weekend. In the ceremony in his native Mexico on Sunday, Magallanes ended up being overshadowed by fellow countryman Fernando Valenzuela. Also inducted was Houston Jimenez.
In 1991, Magallanes appeared in three games with the Cleveland Indians, coming to the plate three times. He never got a hit but worked a walk to leave him with a career .333 on-base percentage.
He still played 19 seasons, the first eight in the minor leagues where he posted a .298 batting average over 1,543 games.He was in the Indians, White Sox, Rangers and Diamondbacks organizations.
The last 11 seasons of his playing days came in the Mexican League, aside from 16 games with Triple-A Tucson in the 2004 season at age 38.
Magallanes has been a coach or manager in the White Sox’s minor-league system since 2009.