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Mario Mendoza
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Birth Date:December 26, 1950
Astrology Sign:Capricron
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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Mario Mendoza

Biography:Mario Mendoza (born December 26, 1950 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico) is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1974-78), Seattle Mariners (1979-80) and Texas Rangers (1981-82).

Mendoza was primarily a shortstop, and the epitome of a "good field, no hit" player, compiling a lifetime .215 batting average and .262 slugging percentage. Mendoza also rarely stole a base or drew a walk, resulting in a well-rounded offensive ineptitude that caused him to be little more than a defensive substitute throughout most of his career. The one exception was 1979, when the Mariners, in the third year of their existence, gave Mendoza almost 400 at bats over 148 games. He responded with a .198 batting average.

Mendoza's most lasting contribution to the game was giving his name to the "Mendoza Line," meaning a .200 batting average. The name was reportedly bestowed by George Brett, who came up with the term when using Mendoza as an example of poor hitting during an interview. It should be noted that Brett also praised the defensive abilities of Mendoza during an interview in the 1980 season when Brett was pursuing .400. He noted that Mendoza robbed him of sure base hits on several occasions with exceptional defensive plays.

The term Mendoza Line has also been credited to Bruce Bochte and Tom Paciorek.

Chinese Horoscope for Mario Mendoza
Includes characteristics and Vices
Mario Mendoza's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 17, 1950 - February 05, 1951
Birthday: December 26, 1950

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Mario Mendoza's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: December 26, 1950

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

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

Mario Mendoza's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: December 26, 2017

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




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