CARACAS – In the late afternoon baseball lovers received sad news: “Venezuelan manager Omar Malavé has died in the United States!” The information was announced by Carlitos Feo, a well-known journalist who has been linked for many years to the Navegantes del Magallanes.
“My great friend Benito Malavé just got in touch with me to inform me that, a few minutes ago, his brother died at his home in Dunedin, Florida. A great of our baseball. Omar Malavé, sad news. Rest in peace Omar ”wrote the well-known sports journalist on his Twitter account.
As a player, Omar Maavé participated in 10 seasons of the Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional (LVBP) between the 80s and 90s, where he always played with the Cardenales de Lara shirt.
During his tenure in the LVBP, the champion born in Cumaná on January 17, 1963, left a batting average of 210. In 340 races disputed he scored 3 home runs, 27 doubles, sent 70 teammates on points and scored 108 points .
Hanging up his spikes, he embarked on his managerial career by sitting on the benches of Cardenales, Caribes de Oriente, Leones del Caracas and Navegantes del Magallanes. With the “Pájaros Rojos” he won the Scudetto on a couple of occasions in the 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 seasons.
He had an experience in Major League Baseball with the Toronto Bluejays and was coach of Vinotinto in the World Baseball Classic.
(by Fioravante De Simone / Caracas editorial office)