Ruben Amaro Sr. Dies at 81

Ruben Amaro Sr., a long-time member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization, died on March 31 at age 81.

After making his major-league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1958, he was an infielder for the Phillies from 1960 to 1965 and then played four more major-league seasons, including three with the New York Yankees.  He remained in baseball as a major-league coach; minor-league manager, coach and instructor; as well as a scout and executive, spending six decades in the game.

Amaro Sr.’s son, Ruben Amaro Jr., is currently a coach for the Boston Red Sox, after serving as general manager for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2008 to 2015.  Amaro Jr. also had an eight-year major-league playing career from 1991 to 1998, including five seasons with the Phillies.

Amaro Sr.’s son, David Amaro, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of Duke University in 1984, but appeared in only one professional season.  His son, Luis Amaro, played one minor-league season in the Phillies organization in 2011.

Amaro Sr.’s father was Santos Amaro, a baseball star in the Cuban and Mexican professional leagues, being inducted into the halls of fame of both countries.

Read more about Ruben Amaro Sr.’s career at the link below from philly.com:

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/Philadelphia-Phillies-Ruben-Amaro-Sr-dies-at-81.html

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The Amaro Family Baseball Legacy Continues

Andrew Amaro is currently playing baseball at the University of Maryland. He was drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia Phillies as a 40th round pick in 2009, but chose to attend college first. He comes from a long line of family members who were involved in professional baseball.

His grandfather, Ruben Amaro Sr., played in the Majors for eleven seasons during 1958-1969. Andrew’s father David played college ball at Duke and then later in the Cubs organization. Andrew’s uncle, Ruben Jr., is currently the General Manager for the Philadelphia Phillies, and also a former Major Leaguer. Andrew’s brother, Robert, plays collegiately at the University of Virginia.

Andrew would love nothing more than to be a third-generation Amaro to play in the big leagues.

See attached article in Star News Online about Andrew Amaro:
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130712/ARTICLES/130719854/1005?Title=Sharks-Amaro-living-a-rich-baseball-history