Cookie Rojas

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Birthday
6, 1939
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
Birth Sign
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Birthday
6, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba

About

MLB second baseman played for the Royals and Phillies for most of his career, and then retired to call games on TV.

Before Fame

He signed with the Cincinnati Reds in 1962, as a free agent; he was just 17 at the time.

Trivia

He had his best years with the Royals, where he was chosen to the All-Star team five times over eight seasons.

Family Life

Born Octavio Victor Rojas Rivas, he went into baseball over the objections of his father, who wanted him to become a doctor.

Associated With

Minnie Minoso was another great Cuban-born player in the MLB.