1998 - 1999
BiographyOswaldo José Guillén Barrios was born in Ocumare Del Tuy, Venezuela on January 20, 1964. He was signed as an amateur free agent in 1980 by the San Diego Padres. He made his debut in the majors on April 9, 1985 with the Chicago White Sox and he played his final major league game on October 1, 2000. Guillen played with the White Sox from 1985-1997, the Baltimore Orioles in 1998, the Atlanta Braves from 1998-1999, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2000. Ozzie was a shortstop who batted left and threw right, and was known for his speed and love of the game. Guillen received the American League Rookie of the Year and The Sporting News Rookie of the Year awards in 1985. Guillen was selected to the American League All-Star team in 1988, 1990 & 1991 and he also won the Gold Glove Award for shortstop in 1990. Currently, Guillen serves as the Chicago White Sox's manager. He became the first Latin-born manager in baseball history to win a World Series when the White Sox won in 2005. Guillen began his coaching career when he was a coach for the Montreal Expos in 2002 and the Florida Marlins in 2003. After his World Series win, Guillen was named the American League Manager of the Year in 2005.
Braves Career Highlights1998: Guillen played 83 games with the Braves and recorded a .277 batting average. 1999: Ozzie earned a batting average of .241 and had 4 stolen bases in 92 games.
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