Omar Vizquel

Omar Vizquel


4/24/1967, Caracas, Venezuela

Birth Name

Omar Enrique Vizquel


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Omar Vizquel was born in Caracas, Venezuela on April 24, 1967, his full name is Omar Enrique Vizquel, his parents are Omar Sr. and Eucaris, he is married to Nicole and has a son, Nicholas Enrique, he was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners in 1984 as a…more


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    • Omar Vizquel: Age is overrated. I feel pretty good about myself. Of course other people will not think so. They always say, 'Oh he lost a step,' or, 'He's not the same,' or, 'His arm is not as strong.' I feel completely different. I feel I'm improving every year. I still have a lot more to give.

    • Omar Vizquel: I know every time I go back to Venezuela, people always talk about Luis Aparicio's records and how great he was, for me to surpass that would be really, really good.

    • Omar Vizquel: (After winning the 2005 Gold Glove Award) The Gold Glove surprised me a little. To tell you the truth, I didn't expect it. I feel I played at the top of my game, but I was new to the league and I didn't think that many people would vote for me.

    • Omar Vizquel: The Hall of Fame is not only there because of your glove, you have to do something more to be a Hall of Famer. Can you hit? Can you score runs? Can you steal bases? It's like a complete player. If I keep stocking numbers, it's a better position for me to get there.

    • Omar Vizquel: (On Jose Mesa's performance on game 7 of the 1997 World Series) The eyes of the world were focused on every move we made. Unfortunately, Jose's own eyes were vacant. Completely empty. Nobody home. You could almost see right through him. Not long after I looked into his vacant eyes, he blew the save and the Marlins tied the game.

    • Omar Vizquel: The biggest show in baseball now is the home run. It doesn't matter what you do on the defensive side or how many records or how many Gold Gloves you have. People like talking about the longball.