The nimble Cuban was a flamboyant fielder who was often called a hot dog. Fuentes
was San Francisco's regular second baseman in the early 1970s and set a NL record
by committing just six errors (.993 fielding average) in 1973 after leading NL second
basemen in errors the previous two seasons. A productive, punch-type switch-hitter,
he drove in 78 runs for the Giants in 1973, and 83 for the Tigers in 1977 when
he batted a career-high .309. On Sepember 13, 1973, he was hit by three pitches in
one game, a ML record.