magglio ordonez

It’s Official…Mags is Mayor!

Just a full season removed from his playing career, Magglio Ordonez has found a new full-time job…as the mayor of Sotillo, an eastern Venezuelan city with approximately 250,000 residents.

The six-time All-Star's victory was announced Sunday at a political rally held by President Nicolas Maduro for pro-government candidates who won the majority of 335 races nationwide.

Oridonez played 15 seasons in the Majors for both the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers, had a .309 career batting average and 294 home runs…the second most by a player born in Venezuela.  Fellow countryman Andres Galarraga had 399.

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.