Luis Aquino

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1965 –


Who is Luis Aquino?

Luis Antonio Aquino [ah-KEE-noh] is a former middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants. He batted and threw right-handed.

During his time in the minor leagues, Aquino threw a no-hitter against the Columbus Clippers. He signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1981 and made his major league debut with Toronto in 1986. He was later traded to the Kansas City Royals for Juan Beníquez.

Aquino played most of his professional career with the Royals, but also had major league appearances for the Marlins, Expos and Giants.

In a nine-year career, Aquino posted a 31–32 record with five saves and an ERA of 3.68, lower than the league average over his career.

Aquino was a member of the inaugural Florida Marlins team that began play in Major League Baseball in 1993.

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May 19, 1965
Lived in
  • San Juan

on July 23, 2013


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