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Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Joaquín Ruiz is a Panamanian professional baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. His nicknames include Chooch and Señor Octubre. He grew up in David, Panama, and resolved to play Major League Baseball after his father and grandmother both died within two weeks of each other when he was seven years old. He made his way through the Phillies' farm system from 1998 until 2006, playing at each level of Minor League Baseball, until finally making his debut with the Phillies in 2006, fulfilling his childhood dream. He battled adversity in his progression through the system, including feeling homesick, a position change and the language ... more on Wikipedia

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