Jimenez looked promising when he hit .301 with 11 HR and 69 RBI in his rookie 1962
season. But he lost his power in reduced playing time in 1963 and, regaining it in
1964, saw his BA plummet to .225. He resurfaced with the Pirates, leading the NL
in pinch hits in 1967 and in pinch at-bats the following year, when he went 10-for-53
in that role. He hit .303 overall that year by going 10-for-13 in his only non-pinch
»July 4, 1964: Manny Jimenez, who went the entire 1963 season without a home run, hits 3, and goes 4-for-4 for Kansas City against Baltimore. The game ends in a 6–6 tie when halted by a special curfew so a fireworks display can take place in Baltimore.