Porfi Altamirano Porfirio Altamirano RamÃrez (born May 17, 1952 in Darillo, Nicaragua) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed middle relief pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1982-83) and Chicago Cubs (1984).
Although not equipped with an overpowering arm, Altamirano had an 87-92 MPH fastball and mixed in a slider and an occasional curveball. He was an ideal reliever for a bullpen-by-committee because he was able to pitch two or three innings at a time, setting the table to a variety of teammates --from Sparky Lyle to Tug McGraw to Lee Smith.
In 3-year career, Altamirano compiled a 7-4 record with 57 strikeouts, a 4.03 ERA, two saves, and 91.2 innings in 65 games pitched.
Players from Nicaragua in MLB