Omar Olivares biography

Omar Olivares

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1967 –


Who is Omar Olivares?

Omar Olivares Palqu is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Anaheim Angels, Oakland Athletics and Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted and threw right-handed.

In a 12-season career, Olivares posted a 77–86 record with 826 strikeouts and a 4.67 ERA in 1591⅔ innings pitched.

He currently lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Shannon and three children Evan and Austin Olivares, who are fraternal twins, and Omar Olivares the eldest.

Jersey Number Olivares is one of the last players in the major leagues to wear the number 00, based on his initials.

Named by slugger Tony Gwynn as the pitcher he least liked to face due to his nasty sinker and pitch control.

Olivares was the first Puerto Rican player to play for the Colorado Rockies.

Olivares was recently inducted into the PR Hall of Fame.


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Jul 6, 1967
Lived in
  • Mayagüez

on July 23, 2013

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