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Ozzie Guillén

Chicago White Sox — No. 13
Shortstop / Manager
Born: January 20, 1964 (1964-01-20) (age 46)
Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 9, 1985 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2000 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Career statistics
Batting average     .264
Hits     1,764
Runs batted in     619

As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

Oswaldo José Guillén Barrios (born January 20, 1964), well known as Ozzie Guillén (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʎen]), is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball and the current manager of the Chicago White Sox. He is the first Latin-born manager in the history of the game to have won a World Series. His career stretched from 1985 through 2000, playing for the White Sox (1985–97), Baltimore Orioles (1998), Atlanta Braves (1998 - 1999) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2000).[1] He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.





Guillén is a member of the select group of light-hitting, quick-handed shortstops that emerged from Venezuela, a group that includes Chico Carrasquel, Luis Aparicio (both White Sox players), Dave Concepción, and Omar Vizquel (who now plays for Guillen as a utility player for the Chicago White Sox). As a player, he was regarded for his passion, speed, hustle, intensity and defensive abilities and his ebullient love for the game, spending his entire career in the Venezuelan Winter League with Tiburones de La Guaira.

In 1985, Guillén received both the AL Rookie of the Year and The Sporting News Rookie of the Year awards.[2] He was an All-Star in 1988, 1990-91, and won the Gold Glove Award in 1990.[1][3] Guillén ranks among the White Sox all-time leaders in games played, hits, and at-bats.[4] He won the National League Pennant while with the 1999 Atlanta Braves.[5]

Playing career statistics[1]

1993 6686 1764 275 69 28 773 619 239   25 511 141 141       7 .264 .287 .338


Following his playing career, Guillén coached for the Montreal Expos in 2002 and Florida Marlins, where he won his first World Series ring in 2003 before Guillén was hired in the offseason to replace Jerry Manuel as White Sox manager.[6] He received a rising ovation from the crowd of 37,706 Chicagoans when introduced before his first game as a manager at U.S. Cellular Field on April 13, 2004. On May 30, 2005, the White Sox extended Guillén's contract, making the move while the team had the best record in the majors (33-17). Chicago picked up the 2006 option on his contract, added two more years and included an option for the 2009 season. In October 2005, he led the White Sox to their first AL pennant since 1959, and their first World Series win since 1917 with a 4-game sweep of the Houston Astros. Guillén announced that he was going to retire after the 2005 season should the White Sox win the World Series, but at the parade celebrating the World Champions he received cheers from the fans when he announced he would indeed return to manage the next season. In November, Guillén was voted the 2005 AL Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America.[7] In 2006, Guillén managed the American League All-Star Team. The AL won 3-2. On September 4, 2009, Guillén won his 500th game as manager of the Chicago White Sox as the White Sox defeated the Boston Red Sox by a score of 12-2.[8] Guillen has publicly stated that he feels the 2003 steroids list should be released to the public.[9]

Managerial record

Updated through September 28, 2009

     Season resulted in a Divisional championship
     Season resulted in a Divisional, League, and World Series championship
Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
Chicago White Sox 2004 162 83 79 .512 2nd in AL Central - - - -
2005 162 99 63 .611 1st in AL Central 11 1 .917 Won ALDS (Red Sox)
Won ALCS (Angels)
Won World Series (Astros)
2006 162 90 72 .556 3rd in AL Central - - - -
2007 162 72 90 .444 4th in AL Central - - - -
2008 163 89 74 .546 1st in AL Central 1 3 .250 Lost ALDS (Rays)
2009 162 79 83 .488 3rd in AL Central - - - -
CWS Total 973 512 461 .526 - 12 4 .750 1 World Series, 2 Divisional Titles
Career Total 973 512 461 .526 - 12 4 .750 1 World Series, 2 Divisional Titles

Personal life

Guillén in 2008

Guillén was born in Ocumare Del Tuy, Venezuela.[1] He married Ibis Cardenas in 1983. They have three sons: Ozzie Jr., Oney, and Osney.[10]

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