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Rich Garces
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Birth Date:May 18, 1971
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Pig - Yin
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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Rich Garces

Biography:Rich Garces Richard Alan Garcés Mendoza, Jr. (born May 18, 1971, in Maracay, Venezuela) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. Also nicknamed "El Guapo" (The handsome one), he played with the Minnesota Twins (1990, 1993), Chicago Cubs (1995), Florida Marlins (1995) and Boston Red Sox (1996-2002).

Garcés was signed by Minnesota as an amateur free agent in 1987. After stints with the Twins, Cubs and Marlins, he pitched for the Red Sox, turning in one of the American League's premier setup men. He attained a cult status with Red Sox fans, as much for his girth as his performance. His weight was listed at 250 lbs, although it was undoubtedly significantly more.

In 1999, Garcés posted a 5-1 record with 33 strikeouts, a 1.55 earned run average, two saves, and earned one victory against the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series. This was followed with a mark of 8-1, 69 SO, 3.25 ERA, and one save in 2000.

Although only 31 years old in 2002, Garcés' performance displayed a much-weakened arm strength. After his disappointing ERA of 7.59 in 21 innings he was released by Boston.

In a ten-year career, Garcés compiled a 23-10 record with a 3.74 ERA, seven saves, 53 holds, 296 strikeouts, 164 walks, and 341.1 innings pitched in 287 games, holding opponents to a .227 batting average.

In June 2005, Garcés signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox, and is pitching in the Gulf Coast League.

Chinese Horoscope for Rich Garces
Includes characteristics and Vices
Rich Garces's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 27, 1971 - February 14, 1972
Birthday: May 18, 1971

The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


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

Rich Garces's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: May 18, 1971

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

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

Rich Garces's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: May 18, 2017

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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