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Freddie Patek
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Birth Date:October 9, 1944
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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Freddie Patek

Biography:Freddie Patek (born October 9, 1944) was a Major League Baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, and California Angels. Primarily a shortstop, Patek was a three-time All-Star, and at a height of five feet, five inches (by some accounts he was five-foot-four), was the shortest player of his time. His diminutive size earned him nicknames such as Little Freddie, The Flea, and Moochie, all of which he disliked as it was tough enough to prove himself in general. It did not help that his voice was somewhat high-pitched, sounding not unlike that of the stereotypical little person, or perhaps a jockey.

Patek made his major league debut in 1968 with the Pirates, but made a name for himself after he was traded in 1970 to Kansas City, where he would lead the league in triples in 1971 and stolen bases in 1973. Not normally a power hitter - he hit 41 home runs in 1,650 games over his career - Patek became the second shortstop, after Ernie Banks, to hit three home runs in a single game on June 20, 1980 while playing for the Angels. Patek was better known for his speed and his defensive abilities. Former manager Whitey Herzog called Patek the best artificial turf shortstop he ever managed, ranking him even higher than Ozzie Smith.

Patek retired after the 1981 season with a career batting average of .242.

Baseball analyst Bill James has ranked Patek, a member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame, the 14th best player in Royals' history.

Chinese Horoscope for Freddie Patek
Includes characteristics and Vices
Freddie Patek's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 25, 1944 - February 12, 1945
Birthday: October 9, 1944

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Freddie Patek's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: October 9, 1944

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Freddie Patek's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: October 9, 1944

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Freddie Patek's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: October 9, 2023

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.




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