Miguel del Toro
Miguel Alfonso del Toro
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 160 lb.
- Debut April 6, 1999
- Final Game October 1, 2000
- Born June 22, 1972 in San Ignacio, Sonora Mexico
- Died October 6, 2001 in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora Mexico
Miguel Del Toro made the San Francisco Giants' Opening Day roster, as a non-roster invitee, in 1999. Despite proving that he was a solid big league pitcher, he was sent to Triple A Fresno when the Giants ran out of roster spots. He was called back up the following year, joining the Giants midway through the season. His strong performance led to his only career start, in which he defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks with both his arm and bat in the nightcap of a doubleheader. He went on to record the final out of the Giants' postseason series with the New York Mets.
After the season, the Giants sold his contract to the Seibu Lions of the Japanese Pacific League. He pitched there one season before injuring his shoulder, which earned him a release. Two days later, he was tragically killed in a car accident near his hometown of Obregon. He was 29. Seibu did not use his number, 32, for the next year as a tribute.