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Sid Monge
Pitcher
Born: April 11, 1951 (1951-04-11) (age 58)
Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico
Batted: Switch Threw: Left 
MLB debut
September 12, 1975 for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1984 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Record     49-40
ERA     3.53
Strikeouts     471
Saves     56
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 32nd major-league player to have been born in México.

Isidro "Sid" Monge Pedroza (born April 11, 1951, in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico) is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher with a ten-year career from 1975 to 1984. He played for the California Angels, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, all of the American League and Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, both of the National League.

Monge was called up to the Angels after going 14-9 with a 4.63 ERA for the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League, and made his major league debut on September 12, 1975.

He went 49-40 in his 10-year career with a 3.53 ERA. He pitched 764 innings, striking out 471.

He was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1979, after a great year where he went 12-10 with a 2.40 ERA. On June 14, 2004 he was inducted into the Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México, or the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame.

Sid is currently the Pitching Coach for the Johnson City Cardinals, Minor League Baseball Rookie League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

His previous jobs include pitching coach with the State College Spikes (2006), New Jersey Cardinals (2003-2005), Potomac Cannons (2002), Johnson City Cardinals (2001), and Peoria Chiefs (2000) all (at the time) part of the St. Louis Cardinals farm system. He was also the pitching coach for the Jamestown Jammers (then a part of the Detroit Tigers system) in 1995. In the offseason, works in the Mexican Winter League, coaching at third for the Venados de Mazatlán.

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Fan Club

Sid has an avid following due to his generosity during his playing days. At Sid's various minor league assignments over the years, the club still gets together and meets with Sid. His generosity continues as he gives away bats, balls, and more importantly, advice.[1].

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