Melvin Mora retires from MLB

CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora, who was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks in June, announced in Venezuela his retirement from Major League Baseball.

D-backs' Mora to miss time after car crash

PHOENIX, March 7 (UPI) -- Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Melvin Mora will miss some spring training time after a Phoenix car crash, Manager Kirk Gibson said Monday.

MLB: San Francisco 4, Colorado 2

DENVER, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Matt Cain took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Sunday and the San Francisco Giants jumped into first place with a 4-2 win over Colorado.

MLB: Colorado 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth with one of his two RBI singles Friday and the Colorado Rockies fought off the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5.

MLB: Colorado 2, Arizona 1

DENVER, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Jonathan Herrera drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly Saturday and the Colorado Rockies won their ninth straight, 2-1 over Arizona.

MLB: Colorado 4, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora's two-run, seventh-inning single snapped a tie Sunday and sent the Colorado Rockies to a 4-2 win over reeling San Diego.

MLB: Colorado 3, LA Dodgers 2 (10 innings)

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora walked, stole second and scored after two wild pitches in the 10th inning Wednesday to give Colorado a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Colorado 6, New York Mets 2

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora hit a grand slam as part of a five-run eighth inning Wednesday that rallied the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Colorado 10, Florida 0

MIAMI, July 20 (UPI) -- Jeff Francis tossed seven shutout innings and Melvin Mora drove in five runs Tuesday and the Colorado Rockies blasted Florida 10-0.

MLB: Colorado 4, San Diego 2

DENVER, July 10 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora, Carlos Gonzalez and Brad Eldred homered to account for all of Colorado's runs Saturday and the Rockies held on to down San Diego 4-2.

MLB: Colorado 4, San Francisco 1

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2 (UPI) -- Rookie Jhoulys Chacin tossed seven shutout innings Sunday, allowing only one hit and leading the Colorado Rockies to a 4-1 win over San Francisco.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 6

ST . PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Pat Burrell drove in the deciding run in the eighth inning Monday to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 7-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Baltimore 2

CLEVELAND, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Fausto Carmona gave up nine hits but just two runs in six innings Friday, helping the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 4

BALTIMORE, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Reid Brignac was 4-for-4 with his first major league homer Monday when Tampa Bay ended an 11-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Baltimore 5, Texas 4

BALTIMORE, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora's three hits and three RBI Saturday boosted Baltimore to a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers.
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Melvin Mora
The Detroit Tigers Carlos Guillen (9) bobbles a ball in the third inning off the bat of the Baltimore Orioles Melvin Mora (6) at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD on May 9, 2006. Mora was safe on the error by Guillen. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Melvin Mora (born February 2, 1972 in Agua Negra, YaracuĂ˝ State, Venezuela), affectionately nicknamed Melmo or Melvy, is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

From his debut in 1999 to 2003, Melvin Mora was known as a utility player, playing all three outfield positions, shortstop, and second base. In 2004, Mora was designated the everyday third baseman, a position he has played regularly ever since.

Mora was signed out of Venezuela in 1991. After spending seven years in the Astros minors system and couple of months in CPBL's Mercuries Tigers, he signed as a free agent with the Mets in 1998 and made his major league debut in the 1999 season. With his ability to play all three outfield positions, shortstop, second base and third, Mora was considered a valuable man to have around.

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