Given Name: Julio Cesar Gonzalez Hernandez
2B-SS-3B 1977-83 Astros, Cardinals, Tigers
Signed out of Puerto Rico by the Cubs, Gonzalez went to Houston for Greg Gross in 1976. He was most active in his rookie 1977 season, hitting .245 as a shortstop and third baseman. (MC)
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|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» October 3, 1982:
St. Louis edges the Cubs, 5–4, in 14 innings after both clubs score in the 13th. Julio Gonzalez, who took over at 2B in the 3rd inning has three runs and four hits, including a game winning leadoff home run in the 14th off Ken Kravec. Cubs starter Doug Bird gets no decision but ends the year at 9–14, his first losing season after nine none-losing,. This streak ties him with seven post-war pitchers: Erskine Ford, Pappas, Seaver, Marichal, Clemens, Hershiser. |