August 15, 1943 |
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|May 22, 1968 for the California Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 6, 1968 for the California Angels|
|Runs batted in||1|
Carlos "Bobby" Treviño Castro [treh-vee-nyo] (born August 15, 1943) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball. During his playing career, he stood at 6' 2" and weighed 185 lbs. His younger brother, Alex Treviño, also played in the major leagues.
Carlos Treviño was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. In 1958, he was on the Mexican team that won the Little League World Series title. Treviño then started his professional baseball career in 1964, at the age of 20. He played in both the Mexican Center League and the Mexican League that season.
In 1966, Treviño (known as "Bobby" in the United States) was purchased by the California Angels. He hit .268 for the El Paso Sun Kings in the Texas League in 1967 and then went to the Pacific Coast League's Seattle Angels. He hit poorly at Seattle and then returned to El Paso. On May 22, 1968, the Angels called Treviño up to their major league roster to replace an injured Jay Johnstone. Treviño played 17 games for the Angels, getting 9 hits in 40 at bats, with 1 run scored, 1 run batted in, and 1 extra base hit (a double). That was his only major league experience.
In 1969, Treviño made history at El Paso. He started off the season hot at the plate and had a base hit in each of his first 37 games. The 37-game hitting streak set a Texas League record that still stands. It was probably Treviño's best year in professional baseball, as he set career-highs in batting average (.314), home runs (6), and RBI (92). However, before the 1970 season, the California Angels organization sent him back to the Mexican League.
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