Nostalgia: Whatever Happened To … Geronimo Berroa?

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Geronimo Berroa was one of the free-swinging A’s of the mid-90s. You’ll recall that those teams relied heavily on the long ball, the lineup scattered with the likes of Mark McGwire, Matt Stairs, Jason Giambi, and uh, Ernie Young.

Berroa came into the league in the late ’80s with big expectations from the Braves organization. He could never put it together in the minors though, basically sucking his way into getting released in 1991. Over the next couple years, he tried his hand with the Mariners, Indians, Marlins and Reds before stopping in Oakland, his sixth organization in three years.

Berroa’s wanton offensive ways fit in perfectly with the relaxed A’s team. He stepped in as the DH and contributed immediately, hitting .306 in 1994. He had his best year two years later, in 1996, when he swatted 36 homeruns, along with 106 RBIs and a tidy .290 average. The A’s traded him to the Orioles the following year; he never duplicated his Oaktown success. He hit three homeruns over the next three seasons after his trade to Baltimore. Interesting, no?

As for his current whereabouts e’s believed to have returned to his native Dominican Republic, where seedy former athletes have been seizing his house and possessions. Or something along those lines.

Also, the most fun thing about Berroa was his first name. Geronimo!

Geronimo Berroa [Baseball Reference]


4 Responses to Nostalgia: Whatever Happened To … Geronimo Berroa?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Pan American games 2007 in Rio de janeiro. He won Brazil.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yay!! congrats to my cousin,
    2011 Dominican Sports (Baseball) Hall of Fame inductee

  3. Anonymous says:

    He is very good thanks, he ‘s been teaching baseball clinics to kids and teenagers — practically between DR and Miami– Opened a couple of business, life thanks G-d is great. This October 2011 he was inducted to the DR baseball Hall of Fame.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I believe that Geronimo berroa was a player with power at line up but Many of those which he has beenplayed in minor league .when they brought him mlb Didnt gave eaopportunities to play to Developer his talent mlb .i think was jeaulous he could hit

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