1969 - 1972
BiographyOrlando Cepeda was born on September 17, 1937, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Cepeda was signed as an undrafted free agent on January 1, 1955, and was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1958, with the San Francisco Giants. That year he won the Rookie of the Year Award in the National League. Orlando was an All-Star in 1959-1964, and once again in 1967. He was a World Champion in 1967 with the St. Louis Cardinals and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1999. Along with the Giants, Braves, and Cardinals, Cepeda also played for the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals.
Braves Career HighlightsOrlando hit .281 with 74 homeruns and 252 RBI in 401 games with the Braves.
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