Orlando Cepeda
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"Orlando Manuel "Peruchin" Cepeda Pennes" is a Puerto Rican people/Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball first baseman and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum/National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The 1958 Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award/National League Rookie of the Year, Cepeda was voted the National League Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award/Most Valuable Player in 1967, the year his team, the St. Louis Cardinals (baseball)/St. Louis Cardinals, won the 1967 World Series/World Series. Overall, he appeared in three World Series and was the first winner of the American League's Edgar Martínez Award/Outstanding Designated Hitter Award in 1973. He batted .300 or better 10 times in the 14 seasons he appeared in over 100 games, much of it played in what is now called the "[http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Second_deadball_era Second Deadball Era]."

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This would mean a great deal to the Latin players, ... I think we'd all like to see baseball do this.

It's going to be hard, because he hasn't played in one year, ... I don't care how good you are, baseball is a game of conditioning and timing. But, knowing him ? he's so strong mentally ? you never know. We'll see what happens. It's going to be very, very interesting to see.

He couldn't find anybody who would rent him a place to live, so he had to live in this woman's house.

He was our Jackie Robinson, ... He wanted to make sure you had a place to live, that you were getting food to eat. Some guys, they only learned enough English to order one thing. He wanted to make sure you had money. If you didn't have money for something, he would give it to you.

I have trouble getting an autograph from him. He's really guarded about it, so don't take it personal.

I forgave Alvin Dark, ... but also I was very happy to see him go.

When you go to Pittsburgh, you always go to see Clemente. When the Pirates come to town, you always go to his hotel. And we just talk baseball all night.