Ramón Avilés

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Ramón Antonio Avilés Miranda

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Ramón Avilés played parts of four seasons in the majors and later was a longtime minor league manager.

Originally signed by the Boston Red Sox, Avilés began his pro career in 1970 with the Greenville Red Sox. He made his big league debut with Boston in 1977, getting into just one game. Prior to the 1978 season, his contract was sold to the Philadelphia Phillies. He made it back to the majors in 1979 and saw his most action the next summer, backing up shortstop Larry Bowa and second baseman Manny Trillo. Following the 1981 season, he was dealt to the Texas Rangers for Dave Rajsich, and ended his playing days back in the Philadelphia chain in 1983. He also had a long and productive career at second base in the Puerto Rico Winter Baseball League, playing for the Arecibo Wolves, Ponce Lions, and Mayagüez Indians.

Following his playing days, Avilés was a longtime minor league manager, most notably in the Phillies chain. He was also a player/coach for the Portland Beavers in 1983 and a coach for the Reading Phillies in 1986, Maine Phillies in 1988, Reading again in 1989-1990, and Lakewood BlueClaws in 2002. He was also the Phillies roving hitting instructor from 1993 to 1998.

His brother Gilberto Avilés was on the Puerto Rican national team. His nephew, infielder Mike Aviles, reached the majors in 2008. Ramón passed away at age 71 in 2020, from diabetes and elevated blood pressure.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1984 Bend Phillies Northwest League 38-36 4th Philadelphia Phillies
1985 Clearwater Phillies Florida State League 69-72 8th Philadelphia Phillies
1987 Spartanburg Phillies South Atlantic League 66-74 8th Philadelphia Phillies
1990 Batavia Clippers New York-Penn League 28-24 6th Philadelphia Phillies replaced Dave Cash (12-11) and Tony Scott (1-0) on July 12
1991 Batavia Clippers New York-Penn League 38-40 7th Philadelphia Phillies
1992 Batavia Clippers New York-Penn League 36-34 5th Philadelphia Phillies
1996 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons International League 57-58 5th (t) Philadelphia Phillies replaced Butch Hobson (13-14) on May 7
1999 GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League 26-34 11th Philadelphia Phillies
2000 GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League 31-29 8th Philadelphia Phillies
2001 Clearwater Phillies Florida State League 68-69 7th (t) Philadelphia Phillies
2005 West Virginia Power South Atlantic League 60-78 13th Milwaukee Brewers
2006 Brevard County Manatees Florida State League 64-65 7th (t) Milwaukee Brewers
2008 Vermont Lake Monsters New York-Penn League 33-42 11th Washington Nationals

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