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Luis Rodriguez Olmo
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Birth Date:August 11, 1919
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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Luis Rodriguez Olmo

Biography:Luis Rodriguez Olmo (born August 11, 1919) in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, best known as Luis Olmo, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter. Olmo played in the Majors with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-45, 1949) and Boston Braves (1950-51).

Olmo debuted with the Dodgers on July 23, 1943. In 57 games he batted .303 with four home runs and 37 RBI. He gained regular status in the next season, batting for .258 with nine home runs and 85 RBI in 136 games.

On May 10, 1945, in a 15-12 Dodgers victory over the Cubs, Olmo hit a triple and one home run, each with the bases loaded. No 20th Century major league player has done that since. He added a double for good measure, only failing to hit a single to complete the cycle. In that season he led the league in triples (13) and reached high career numbers in batting average (.313), home runs (10), RBI (110), doubles (27), stolen bases (15) and games (141).

In 1946, Olmo was among a group of players whom were lured to play in the Mexican League by the promise of higher salaries. This group of players was suspended by Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler for jumping the Major Leagues. Two years later, Olmo was reinstated in the majors and he returned to the Dodgers, batting .305 to help win the pennant.

In the 1949 World Series against the Yankees, Olmo became the first Puerto Rican to play in a World Series; to hit a home run, and to get three hits in a Series game. After a couple of seasons, he was dealt to the Braves. He retired at the end of the 1951 season.

In six-year career, Olmo batted .281 (458-for-1629) with 29 home runs, 208 runs, 65 doubles, 25 triples, and 33 stolen bases in 462 games.

Many Puerto Rican fans consider Olmo to have been as gifted as Roberto Clemente and Roberto Alomar, among other countrymen players. He also played in four Caribbean World Series. In 1951 he was selected the Most Valuable Player in the Series played at Caracas, batting .416 with three homers, and powering the Cangrejeros de Santurce (Santurce Crabbers) to the championship. He also helped the Cangrejeros to the league title in 1953. In over three Caribbean Series work, Olmo hit for .303 and had 13 RBI playing for Santurce, Caguas and San Juan teams.

His best friend was former big-leaguer Rubén Gómez, who pitched for the Giants. On October 1, 1954, Gómez became the first Puerto Rican to pitch in a World Series (in Game 3), to get a victory, and to win a Championship Ring, in the Giants' four-game sweep over the Cleveland Indians. Upon learning of Gómez' death in July 2004, Olmo rushed to attend the funeral services. He was pictured on the cover of the newspaper El Vocero de Puerto Rico, visibly consternated next to the Gómez casket.

Olmo was selected to the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame on February 6, 2004. His baseball career will be part of an American documentary titled "Beisbol", directed by Alan Swyer and narrated by Esai Morales, which pretend cover the early influences and contributions of hispanics in the game. The City of Arecibo has honored Luis Rodríguez Olmo by naming a stadium after him.

Chinese Horoscope for Luis Rodriguez Olmo
Includes characteristics and Vices
Luis Rodriguez Olmo's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 01, 1919 - February 19, 1920
Birthday: August 11, 1919

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Manners
Lack of Foresight

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

Luis Rodriguez Olmo's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: August 11, 1919

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Luis Rodriguez Olmo's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: August 11, 1919

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

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

Luis Rodriguez Olmo's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: August 11, 2023

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




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