Known for his spectacular defense at shortstop, he won three-straight Gold Gloves and had a streak of 101 games without an error.
While playing for the Cuban national team in Buffalo, New York, he hopped a fence and eluded officials to stay in the United States.
He played for the New York Mets from 1996-2002.
He was born in Havana, Cuba.
RBI machine Jeff Kent was his teammate on the Mets.