Saturday, December 12, 2009
#206) PEPE MANGUAL
Jose "Pepe" Mangual was traded with Jim Dwyer by the Montreal Expos to the New York Mets in exchange for Wayne Garrett and Del Unser on July 21, 1976. The Puerto Rican outfielder saw limited action in his first year with the Mets. Mangual then shared time between New York and Triple-A Tidewater during the 1977 season. He appeared in 9 games in the major leagues while accumulating 140 for the Tides. Pepe played exclusively for Tidewater in 1978 until he joined the California Angels organization. Mangual was assigned to the Salt Lake City team in the Pacific Coast League.
Pepe Mangual signed his card in the set for my friend, Benny from his home in Puerto Rico on November 27, 2009.