The Obit For Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo "Volanta" Rodriguez 3/8/2009 02:41 p.m.

PONCE - Eduardo "Volanta" Rodriguez, former launcher of the baseball of large leagues, this early morning in its home passed away of Barceloneta. He was 57 years old of age.

"A day as today was born in Barceloneta the launcher Rodriguez", Santiago said Villanueva, sports leader of the north region, upon announcing the death of the former athlete.

The corpse of Rodriguez will be watched in the funeral home Eternal Light of and will be buried Sunday in the old cemetery of Barceloneta, in a ceremony that will be initiated to the 2:00 in the afternoon.

"Volanta", like him was known in the baseball, was launcher in the upper tournament of the Antesalistas of Catao and Athenian of Manatee.

In 1971 he was signed by the talent scout "Fell" Thin for the team of Milwaukee, with the one that obtained 38 victories and 35 routs.

Subsequently, it passed to the Real of Kansas City.

In large leagues won 43 play and lost 40.
Participated in Series of the Caribbean with the puerto rican novenas of Caguas and and Mayagaez.

Villanueva relates that the first one hit that connected Rodriguez in the baseball of large leagues achieved it its countryman edging "Peruchn" Cepeda in the year 1973.