Vizquel signed a one-year, $5.3 million contract with the Giants for the 2008 season.
Omar won the 1996 Hutch Award, which is given to the active Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire to win.
2007 is the last year of Omar's contract with the Giants.
Vizquel announced he plans on playing until the 2009 season.
Omar had 4 errors during the 2006 season.
In 2006 Vizquel batted .295 with 4 home runs and 58 RBI.
Omar is 5'9" and weights 175 lbs.
Omar is the oldest shortstop to win a Gold Glove Award.
Omar wears number 13.
Omar is Cleveland's all-time playoff leader in hits (57) and steals (23).
Omar has over 350 stolen bases.
Omar is a switch hitter.
In 2003, Omar released his autobiography: Omar! My Life On and Off the Field.
Vizquel's autobiography spent 4 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List.
After a 1999 flood and mudflow disaster that killed 25.000 people in Venezuela, Omar helped raise over $500.000 in relief funds for the cause.
Omar plays winter ball for the Leones del Caracas (Caracas Lions).
Omar was named captain of the Venezuelan team which participated in the 2006 World Baseball Classic
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.