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Ivan Calderon Perez
Born: March 19, 1962 in Fajardo, P.R.
Died: Dec. 27, 2003 in Loiza, P.R.
Debut: 1984 | Pos: OF
H: 6’1″ | W: 220 | B: R | T: R

YR G AB R H HR RBI SB BA
10 924 3312 470 901 104 444 97 .272

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Ivan Calderon, who played in the Major Leagues with the Mariners, White Sox, Red Sox and Expos, was shot to death in Loiza, Puerto Rico, on Dec. 27, 2003. He was 42.

According to wire reports, Calderon was in a store when two people entered and, without saying a word, shot the former player multiple times in the back.

Calderon was born in Puerto Rico and lived in Loiza.

Calderon signed with the Seattle Mariners in 1979 and made his major league debut in 1984.

His career included stops with Seattle (1984-1986), Chicago AL (1986-1990), Montreal (1991-1992), Boston (1993) and the White Sox again in 1993 to end his career. One of his most productive seasons came in 1987 with the White Sox when he hit .293 in 542 at-bats with 28 home runs, 83 RBI and 10 stolen bases.

He hit .300 for Montreal in 1991 with 19 home runs, 75 RBI and 31 stolen bases. He was named to the All-Star Game that season — the only time he accomplished the feat in his career.

In 1986, he was traded from the Mariners to the White Sox to complete a deal for Scott Bradley. In 1990, the White Sox traded Calderon to the Expos for a player to be named later (Mario Brito), Tim Raines and Jeff Carter. In December 1992, the Expos traded Calderon to the Red Sox for Mike Gardiner and Terry Powers.