Magglio Ordonez becomes mayor of Venezuelan city

Magglio Ordonez becomes mayor of Venezuelan city
December 9, 2013, 2:00 pm
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By Paul Roumeliotis

One year after retiring from baseball, Magglio Ordonez has found a new life after he was elected to become the mayor of a Venezuelan city.

The former White Sox outfielder, a Venezuelan native, was announced as the winner for Sotillo on Sunday by President Nicolas Maduro at a rally.

Ordonez spent his first eight years with the White Sox and his last seven with the Tigers. He ranks second in home runs by a Venezuela-born player with 294, following Andres Galarraga with 399. During his tenure with the White Sox, he had 187 home runs which rank fifth in team history and 703 RBIs that rank tenth.

The six-time All-Star finished his 15-year career with a .309 average hitting 294 homers and 1,236 RBIs.