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MLB: Ex-Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez Elected Mayor
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MLB: Ex-Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez Elected Mayor

Dec 9 2013, 5:26pm CST | by

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez was elected mayor in Sotillo, Venezuela on Monday.

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez was elected mayor in Sotillo, Venezuela on Monday.  The Associated Press narrates Ordonez's victory in its Dec. 9 report.  "A year after retiring...

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MLB: Ex-Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez Elected Mayor

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Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez was elected mayor in Sotillo, Venezuela on Monday.

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez was elected mayor in Sotillo, Venezuela on Monday. 

The Associated Press narrates Ordonez's victory in its Dec. 9 report

"A year after retiring from baseball, former Detroit Tiger Magglio Ordonez has been elected as the mayor of a city in his native Venezuela. 

"Ordonez's victory in the city of Sotillo in eastern Venezuela was announced by President Nicolas Maduro at a rally Sunday for pro-government candidates who won the majority of 335 races nationwide.

"The socialist president has turned to celebrity candidates such as the six-time All-Star to overcome rising anger with his handling of the economy. Maduro prevailed in his first electoral test since narrowly winning the presidency in April following the death of Hugo Chavez."

Bill Shea of Crain's Detroit Business points out Sotillo has a population of roughly 250,000 -- more or less the equivalent of Orlando, Fla. 

Ordonez is also a member of the 5-million-strong United Socialist Party of Venezuela, per Shea. 

The former Tigers slugger, an advocate of "21st Century Socialism" which was propagated by the late president Hugo Chavez, declared his candidacy in early August. Back then, Maduro said,"We invite our major leaguer, Magglio Ordonez, to hit a grand slam in Puerto La Cruz." 

According to Fox Sports Latino, Ordonez moved to the town of Puerto La Cruz (population: 500,000) shortly after he retired from the majors in 2012. 

The 39-year-old Ordonez suited up for the Chicago White Sox and Tigers in a 15-year Major League Baseball career from 1997-2011 in which he amassed 2,156 hits, 294 home runs, 1,236 RBIs. He also has a lifetime batting average of .309.

He earned an estimated $133 million in the majors. 

 

 

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