Posted December 09, 2013

Magglio Ordonez elected mayor of Venezuelan town

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Magglio Ordonez's finished his career with 294 home runs and a .309 batting average. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Magglio Ordonez finished his career with 294 home runs and a .309 batting average. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Retired All-Star Magglio Ordonez has been elected mayor of the town of Sotillo in his native Venezuela, according to the Associated Press.

Ordonez is a supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and his election was announced by the president at a rally celebrating the party’s various electoral victories.

Sotillo is a coastal town in the southern portion of the South American country with over 27,000 inhabitants.

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Ordonez retired from baseball last year after spending 15 seasons in the league with the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers.


2 comments
ineedataxi
ineedataxi

Will Magglio be spreading his personal wealth in his new socialist position ?