Bert Campaneris

Bert Campaneris
Birthdate 3/9/1942
Death Date
Debut Year 1964
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Athletics, Rangers, Yankees
Position Shortstop

On 9/9/1965, Bert Campaneris became the 1st player to field all 9 positions in a single game; in that contest he pitched both left- and right-handed.

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Bert Campaneris enjoyed a 22-year career in pro baseball that included 19 big league seasons

Bert Campaneris enjoyed a 22-year career in pro baseball that included 19 big league seasons

Bert Campaneris gained the attention of big league talent-hunters as a teenager in 1961. Kansas City Athletics scout Felix Delgado first saw the young Cuban in Costa Rica during the Pan-Am Games. The A’s signed him to a contract as one of the last players to leave Cuba before the revolution. C

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