Orlando Cepeda

Orlando Cepeda

About Orlando Cepeda

Orlando Manuel 'Peruchin' Cepeda Pennes (born September 17, 1937) is a former Puerto Rican Major League Baseball first baseman. Cepeda was born to a poor family. His father, Pedro Cepeda, was a baseball player in Puerto Rico, which influenced his interest in the sport from a young age. His first contact with professional baseball was as a batboy for the Santurce Crabbers of Puerto Rico. Pedro Zorilla, the team's owner, persuaded his family to let him attend a New York Giants tryout. He played for several Minor League Baseball teams before attracting the interest of the Giants, who had just moved to San Francisco. During a career that lasted sixteen years, he played with the San Francisco Giants (195866), St. Louis Cardinals (196668), Atlanta Braves (196972), Oakland Athletics (1972), Boston Red Sox (1973), and Kansas City Royals (1974).

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