Former MLB star elected mayor of Venezuelan hometown

Dec. 10 (UPI) --Former Major League Baseball player Magglio Ordonez has been elected the mayor of his hometown in Venezuela.
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Magglio Ordonez to retire

Magglio Ordonez to retire

DETROIT, May 29 (UPI) -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez will announce his retirement Sunday at a pregame ceremony in Comerica Park.

Tigers bring back injured Delmon Young

ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Detroit outfielder Delmon Young, dropped from the Tigers' playoff roster due to injury, will replace Magglio Ordonez, who has a broken ankle.

MLB: Detroit 9, Cleveland 6

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Delmon Young homered, went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs Tuesday, keying the Detroit Tigers' 9-6 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Detroit 8, Oakland 3

DETROIT, July 19 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera's go-ahead home run Tuesday highlighted a six-run fifth inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers to an 8-3 win over Oakland.

MLB: Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 3

DETROIT, July 17 (UPI) -- Carlos Guillen put the Tigers ahead with a run-scoring single in the sixth inning Sunday and Detroit held on for a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Detroit 6, Kansas City 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 9 (UPI) -- Magglio Ordonez hit a two-run homer in the first Friday and the Detroit Tigers never trailed while scratching out a 6-4 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Detroit 6, San Francisco 3

DETROIT, July 3 (UPI) -- Magglio Ordonez delivered a two-run single in the seventh inning Sunday, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 interleague win over San Francisco.

MLB: Detroit 4, Toronto 2

DETROIT, June 27 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the eighth inning Monday, boosting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 win over Toronto in the makeup of a postponed game.

MLB: Detroit 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez each bashed two-run homers Wednesday and the Detroit Tigers hung on to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5.

MLB: Detroit 8, Seattle 3

SEATTLE, April 19 (UPI) -- Jhonny Peralta's bases-clearing triple highlighted a big seventh-inning rally Monday that propelled the Detroit Tigers to an 8-3 win over Seattle.
Tigers' Ordonez needs ankle procedure

Tigers' Ordonez needs ankle procedure

DETROIT, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez needs a further procedure for his broken ankle and is out for the rest of the season, the team Tuesday.

MLB: Toronto 3, Detroit 2

DETROIT, July 24 (UPI) -- Jose Bautista drove in a pair of runs and the Blue Jays' bullpen tossed 3 1/3 shutout innings Saturday in Toronto's 3-2 decision over Detroit.

MLB: Detroit 7, Minnesota 4

DETROIT, July 10 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera touched off a Detroit homer barrage with a two-run shot in the first inning Saturday and the Tigers rolled to a 7-4 victory over Minnesota.

MLB: Detroit 7, Minnesota 3

DETROIT, July 9 (UPI) -- Magglio Ordonez had three RBI Friday, two of them coming in a five-run second inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 7-3 win over Minnesota.
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Magglio Ordonez
Detroit Tigers Magglio Ordonez high-fives his teammates after defeating the Seattle Mariners 9-7 at Comerica Park in Detroit on May 8, 2007. Ordonez made a diving catch for the final out against the Mariners. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

Magglio José Ordóñez Delgado ( /ɔrˈdoʊnjɛz/; born January 28, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan Major League Baseball right fielder for the Detroit Tigers. He has played for the Chicago White Sox (1997–2004) and Detroit Tigers (2005–present). Ordóñez is six feet, one inch tall and weighs 215 lb.

In a fourteen-year major league career (through the end of the 2010 season), Ordóñez is a .312 hitter with 289 home runs and 1204 RBIs in 1,726 games. He has been selected for the All-Star Game six times (1999–2001, 2003 and 2006–07) and has won three Silver Slugger awards (2000, 2002 and 2007). In 2007, he won the batting title for American League with an average of .363. He also established a career high with 139 runs batted in, and finished runner-up to Alex Rodriguez in the AL Most Valuable Player award voting.

Ordóñez stayed close to his roots in 2010 when choosing an entrance song. He chose Mirala by Oscar D'Leon.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Magglio Ordonez."
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