Harold Capote Fernández | @batesbeisbol
Successful Venezuelan manager Omar Malavé died on Monday in Florida, United States. The news shocked baseball fans.
This news was announced by Navegantes del Magallanes announcer Carlos Feo via his Twitter account, after being contacted by Benito Malavé, brother of the strategist and two-time Venezuelan professional baseball champion.
Omar Malavé, baseball glory
As a player, Omar Malavé participated in 10 seasons on the local circuit between the 80-81 and 89-90 tournaments, still wearing the Lara Cardenales uniform. The Cumaná native left a low-key performance with an average of 0.210, with 3 homers, 27 doubles, 70 RBIs and 108 scored in 340 games.
In the role of leader he had a very remarkable career at the head of the Red Birds, as in Caribes de Oriente, Leones del Caracas and Navegantes del Magallanes.
At dusk he twice reached Olympus scoring the highest marks in the 1997-1998 (43-25) and 1998-1999 (35-26) campaigns, in both he won the title.
He led the Tribe for two years and won first place in the East Division in 2001-2002; with the hairy, he secured first place in this key (39-22) and second place in 2004-2005.
At the helm, he left a 35-28 record in his first year, placing second in the standings.
My great friend Benito Malavé has just contacted me to inform me that a few moments ago his brother, a big of our baseball, died at his home in Dunedin in Florida… Omar Malavé… sad news… remains in Paz Omar…
– Carlos Feo (@ carlitosfeo19) 22 November 2021