Luis de los Santos

Luis de los Santos played first base for the Royals from 1988-1989, amassing marks of .280/.294/.573 in 39 games. A 2nd round selection of the Royals in the 1984 draft, de los Santos was a prolific hitter at the minor league level, earning the 1988 MVP of the American Association for the Omaha Royals while regularly appearing on Top 10 Royals Prospects lists from Baseball America in 1985-1989. Besides his times with the KC organization, de los Santos went on to appear at the Big League level with Detroit in 1991 and later, broke several hitting records in various countries (including Mexico and Korea). Luis recently joined Dave O from his home in the Dominican Republic to talk extensively about life and culture in the DR, coming up through the Royals organization, what it was like playing with Bo Jackson in his first year at Memphis (1986) and TONS of great memories he had with the Royals organization. *** NOTE *** Occasionally (every few minutes) audio is slightly muffled for a few seconds at a time because of the overseas call – but stick with it, it always comes back. *** (Photo Courtesy Kansas City Royals)

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Luis de los Santos — 2 Comments

  1. We played 1984 Newtown against Aviation HS…. you hit a shot against Angela Cuevas . What a shot bud. I also saw u a few times in santo Dom with the red Machine. Escogido! Hit me back my friend ……

  2. Wow! Great interview, Dave O! As a kid, we’d make the drive from Central Nebraska to Omaha, and loved watching him play with the O Royals! I couldn’t figure out how he wasn’t in the big leagues! Loved collecting all his baseball cards, and he was always friendly enough to sign autographs. I still have a photo of he and I together!