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Orlando Ricardo

# 0  Orlando "O" Ricardo

Captain (Self-appointed)

Position:  1B

Bats/Throws:  R/R


Years with the Millers:  2000 - 2005, 2007

Baseball Background:  I played 4 years of varsity ball at Lane tech high school, played three games at Northeastern University but decided the team was a joke and stuck to amateur baseball and played in a strong league on the north side of Chicago.  I've been playing there since the age of 14, and I’m very proud to have been the youngest player ever in that league.  Moved to Minneapolis in 93 and began playing for various teams in the Park National League.  In 98 joined the Aces which was run by Gaspipe.  In 2000 the Aces combined with Corny’s team, Druks, that's were I met Joe Perzel and decided to join the Saints.  I was a little reluctant but some of my skills started diminishing at the tender age of 35.  Joining the Saints rejuvenated me and I started playing better ball.  I think playing ball with gamers like Burnsy, Gaspipe, Noonan, Corny, Kiddo and Joe-Joe brought out the best in me.  I’m enjoying playing ball now back in my hometown Chi-town on a great team called the Cubs.  I look forward to the Roy Hobbs tourney every year so I can join all my homeys from Minny, it's a great way to end the baseball season. 

Favorite Pro Team:  Chicago Cubbies!