Harold Capote Fernández | @batesbeisbol
The successful Venezuelan manager Omar Malavé died this Monday in Florida, United States. The news shocked baseball fans.
This news was announced by the announcer of the Navegantes del Magallanes, Carlos Feo through his Twitter account, after being contacted by Benito Malavé, brother of the strategist and two-time champion in Venezuelan Professional Baseball.
Omar Malavé, glory of baseball
As a player, Omar Malavé participated in 10 seasons on the local circuit between the 80-81 and 89-90 tournaments, always wearing the Cardenales de Lara uniform. The native of Cumaná left a discreet performance by averaging .210 average, with 3 home runs, 27 doubles, 70 RBIs and 108 scored in 340 games.
In the role of leader he had a very outstanding career at the head of the Red Birds, as in Caribes de Oriente, Leones del Caracas and Navegantes del Magallanes.
With the twilight he twice reached the Olympus achieving the best mark of the 1997-1998 (43-25) and 1998-1999 (35-26) campaign, in both he won the title.
He was in charge of the Tribe for two years, and got first place in the Eastern Division in 2001-2002; with the hairy ones he secured the first place in that key (39-22) and the runner-up in 2004-2005.
At the helm he left a balance of 35-28 in his first year, ranking second in the standings.
My great friend Benito Malavé has just contacted me to inform me that a few moments ago his brother, a great of our baseball, died at his home in Dunedin Florida … Omar Malavé … sad news … rest in Paz Omar …
– Carlos Feo (@ carlitosfeo19) November 22, 2021