Endy Chávez (pronounced /ˈtʃɑːvɛz/ in English; born February 7, 1978 in Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners.
Chávez bats and throws left-handed and is considered to have good fielding skills, speed, and the ability to hit to all parts of the field. He is best known for his outstanding catch in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, which is considered by many to be one of the best catches in MLB postseason history. The catch was the start of a cult following for Endy and he was a fan favorite during his career with the New York Mets.
In his first six seasons, Chávez had a .269 batting average with 15 home runs and 148 RBI in 569 games played.
Endy's brother Ender Chávez has also played minor league baseball with affiliates of the New York Mets, Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals, and is currently playing in the Golden League.
Chávez made his Minor League Baseball debut in 1996 with the Mets, a rookie-level affiliate of the New York Mets. In his first season with the team, he hit .354 in 48 games. He played the next four years in the Mets organization with the Kingsport Mets, Gulf Coast Mets, Capital City Bombers, and St....
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