Gil Garrido

The Panamanian was first called to the majors in 1961 at age 20, but, knowing no English, couldn’t find Candlestick Park and was returned to the minors without getting to play. In the Pacific Coast League he set records at shortstop for fielding percentage and errorless games. He appeared briefly with the Giants, and eventually won a platoon job with the Braves. Garrido never did master English, and finished in the Mexican League.