Ozzie Guillén

Baseball Manager

Ozzie Guillén was born in Ocumare del Tuy, Miranda, Venezuela on January 20th, 1964 and is the Baseball Manager. At the age of 60, Ozzie Guillén biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 20, 1964
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Ocumare del Tuy, Miranda, Venezuela
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$18 Million
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Ozzie Guillén Life

Oswaldo José Guillén Barrios (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʎen]; born January 20, 1964) is a former professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop for 16 seasons, primarily with the Chicago White Sox, from 1985 to 2000. During that time, he won the American Rookie of the Year Award and also a Gold Glove. He was considered one of the best defensive shortstops of his era. Guillen later managed the Chicago White Sox from 2004 to 2011, winning the World Series in 2005 and then moving to the Miami Marlins in 2012.

As a player, Guillén was respected for his passion, speed, hustle, intensity and defensive abilities and his ebullient love for the game. In 2005, Guillen became the first Latino manager in major league history to win a World Series when he captained the Chicago White Sox to their first championship in 88 years.

Personal life

Guillén married Ibis Cardenas in 1983. They have three sons: Ozwaldo "Ozzie" Jr. (born 1985), Oney (born 1986), and Ozney (born 1992). Ozzie Jr. was born in Las Vegas, Nevada; his two younger brothers were born in Venezuela. When Ozzie Guillen turned 42 in January 2006, he, his wife, and son Oney became naturalized U.S. citizens. Ozzie Jr. is the lead Spanish-language broadcaster on the White Sox radio network.

He is also the brother-in-law of former White Sox teammate Scott Radinsky.


Ozzie Guillén Career

Playing career

Guillén was a light-hitting, quick-handed shortstop who sprung from a line of Venezuelan shortstops starring Chico Carrasquel, Luis Aparicio (both White Sox players), Dave Concepción, and Omar Vizquel (who played for Guillen as a utility player for the White Sox). He was originally signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres in 1980. In December 1984, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox as part of an eight-player swap, with Tim Lollar, Bill Long, and Luis Salazar in exchange for Lamarr Hoyt.

Guillén was both the American League Rookie of the Year and The Sporting News Rookie of the Year, as well as the third rookie shortstop to win a fielding award in 1985. In a game against the New York Yankees on August 2, 1985, he became known for his daring, fast style of play. Guillén hit a two-out single and then proceeded to steal second base when the game was tied 5–5 in the 11th inning. Guillén never hesitated as he rounded third base, keeping the Yankees defense off guard and scoring the game-winning run when the next batter hit an infield single.

Guillén was the perpetrator of a forensic ball trick twice in 1989. Greg Brock first caught him out on June 23, when Guillén, the runner at first base, took his lead and then had to dive back to the base for a pick off throw from the pitcher. When Guillén took his hand off the base to stand up, Brock tagged him out, but Brock held the ball rather than throwing it back to the pitcher. Following a pick off throw, Dave Bergman made the same play on August 5, holding the ball throughout the game. Guillén jumped to the base to beat the throw again, and when he took his hand off the base to stand up, Bergman tagged him on the top of the batting helmet without looking at him.

Guillén sustained a serious knee injury in a collision with outfielder Tim Raines on April 21, 1992. He missed almost the entire season, and then slowed his offensive range, as well as his stolen base output for the remainder of his career. Guillén returned to form in 1993 as the White Sox captured the American League Western Division championship for the first time. He had a.280 batting average and career highs with 4 home runs and 50 runs batted in. In a losing effort, the White Sox were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1993 American League Championship Series, with him hitting.273 and 4 runs in a losing effort.

Guillén was granted free agency status and signed a deal with the Baltimore Orioles in October 1997, after 13 seasons with the White Sox. In May 1998, the Orioles released him and he signed with the Atlanta Braves as a utility infielder. In Game 6 of the series that tied the score at nine runs apiece, the Braves advanced to win the game and the series, with him assisting the Braves in their 99 National League Championship Series against the New York Mets for his 10th inning, pinch hit single. In Guillén's first World Series appearance as a fan, the Braves will eventually lose to the New York Yankees. He retired as a player after playing one year with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2000, a year as a player at the age of 36.

Guillén played in 1,993 games over his career, totaling 1,764 hits in 6,686 at bats, with 28 home runs, 619 runs batted in, and an on-base percentage of.287. Guillén was an All-Star from 1988 to 1991, and in 1990, he received the Gold Glove Award. He led shortstops in the American League twice in assists and once in field percentages, twice. Guillén's career fielding percentage ranks him 40th among major league shortstops, ahead of, among others, Luis Aparicio and Dave Concepcion. Guillén, despite being one of the best fielding shortstops in the American League, was often overlooked in post-season fielding awards because his playing career coincided with that of Tony Fernandez, Cal Ripken Jr. and later Omar Vizquel. Any American League Gold Gloves for a shortstop from 1986 to 2001, with Guillén's 1990 season award being the exception. Guillén is ranked as one of the White Sox's all-time leaders in games played, hits, and at-bats. He was regarded as a free thrower with one of the best at bats per walk ratios in major league history and had one of the worst base percentages in many of the years he played. Guillén starred with Tiburones de La Guaira for his entire Venezuelan Winter League career.

Managerial career

Guillén coached for the Montreal Expos in 2001 and 2002, as well as the World Champion Florida Marlins (now known as the Miami Marlins). Jerry Manuel was fired in the offseason to replace Jerry Manuel as the White Sox manager in 2003. When he was first introduced as a manager at U.S. Cellular Field on April 13, 2004, he received a standing ovation from the crowd of 37,706 Chicagoans. Guillén's deal was extended on May 30, 2005, the White Sox extended his deal, despite the fact that the team had the highest record in the majors (33–17).

With a 4-game sweep of the Houston Astros, he led the White Sox to their first American League victory since 1959 and their first World Series victory since 1917. Guillén predicted he would retire after the White Sox win the World Series in 2005, but the fans applauded his decision. The White Sox acquired the 2006 option on his deal, which was later extended by two years, as well as an option for the 2009 season. The 2005 American League Manager of the Year Award was given to Guillén by the Baseball Writers' Association of America in November.

Guillén won his 500th game as the Chicago White Sox's manager on September 4, 2009, beating the Boston Red Sox by a score of 12–2. Guillen has stated openly that the 2003 steroids list should be revealed to the public.

Kenny Williams, the White Sox's general manager, sparked rumors that the White Sox would let Guillén out of his employment to oversee the Marlins in October 2010. Should Guillén manage in the 2012 season, he was released from his role after inability to obtain a contract extension. He had a record of 678 victories and 617 losses.

The Miami Marlins appointed Guillén as their new manager on September 28, 2011. The White Sox's manager, Robin Ventura, was fired by Guillén. As Guillen had one year remaining on his deal with the White Sox, the Marlins released Jhan Mariez and Osvaldo Martz as compensation for Guillén's deferral by the Marlins.

The Marlins were expected to compete in their first year in their new park in their first year. However, they finished 69-93, their lowest season since the start of the century. Guillen was suspended from the Marlins after making some insensitive remarks about Fidel Castro on October 23, 2012.

Guillen was hired in February 2016 to head the Tiburones de La Guaira of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League for the 2016–17 season.

Broadcasting career

Guillén joined ESPN Deportes in 2013, where he has served as both a baseball color analyst and a talk show panelist. He is now a studio analyst for NBC Sports Chicago, both before and after White Sox games.


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