This Dominican led AL shortstops in fielding in 1970. His best season offensively
was 1968, when he hit .260 with 56 runs in 500 at-bats, all career highs, for the
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 12, 1965:
On opening day in Chicago, the Cards hand Bob Gibson a 5-run lead in the 1st inning against Larry Jackson. But the wind is blowing out and the game ends after 11 innings called because of darkness. The standoff is 10–10. For the Cubs, Roberto Pena makes three errors in seven chances but is 3-for-6 with home run and double. Ernie Banks hits the only other home run.
»May 30, 1970: Detroit's Les Cain walks the first three batters, gives up a single and then newly acquired Roberto Pena smacks an inside-the-park grand slam to help the Brewers beat Detroit, 9–7. Jim Northrup and Al Kaline collide going after Pena's ball.