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Jose Rijo
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Baseball Player
    (May 13, 1965- )
    Born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
    Birth name is José Antonio Rijo Abreu
    Pitcher for the New York Yankees (1984), Oakland Athletics (1985-1987) and the Cincinnati Reds (1988-1995, 2001-2002)
    World Series MVP (1990)
    NL Strikeout Champion (1993)
    Won the Tony Conigliaro Award (2002)
    One All-Star selection (1994)
    Appeared in the sports drama film 'Sugar' (2008)
    His rookie season was a disappointment.
    He was injury prone.
    He spent five years out of baseball.
    He was the losing pitcher of the final game in Riverfront Stadium history.
    He didn't receive a single vote on the Hall of Fame ballot (2008).
    He was fired from his Washington Nationals front office job during the controversial scandal of shortstop Esmailyn Gonzalez (February 2009).
    He struck out 16 batters in a game against the Seattle Mariners (April 16, 1986).
    He had Tommy John surgery three times.
    He started and won Game 1 and Game 4 of the 1990 World Series, resulting in him earning MVP honors for the series.
    He threw a one-hitter (September 25, 1993).
    He was the first active major league player since Minnie Minoso to have a Hall of Fame vote.
    He retired from his playing career with a winning pitching 116-91 career record.

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