Jose Uribe is the leadoff hitter and starting shortstop for San Francisco on the NES version of RBI. He lacks any skills and should be immediately subbed for the great Harry Spilman. Jose was killed in a car crash in his home town on December 8, 2006.
- Right-handed hitter
- .291 Batting Average
- 5 Home Runs
- 747 Power Rating
- 14 Contact Rating
- 128 Speed Rating
- Born January 21, 1959 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
- Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1977
- Played in the Big Leagues from 1984 to 1993
- Traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with David Green, Dave LaPoint, and Gary Rajsich to the San Francisco Giants for Jack Clark.
Uribe in RBI
It's pretty simple, Jose Uribe should never see an at-bat for your team. His 747 power rating is simply awful, one of the lowest in the game. Couple that with a pathetic leadoff speed of 128 (8 points behind teammate Chili Davis and you have the worst leadoff hitter not named Randolph. Being a lefty also doesn't help in this case, as his low speed nullifies any chance of a Pettis (Term). All in all, Uribe is a total waste of space and one of the worst overall players in RBI.
Harry Spilman typically gets the nod for replacing Uribe, but any old sub will do. Mike Aldrete is usually the other guy who is a most used as a sub - but since all 4 guys have better power numbers, you can take your pick.
Hall of Shame Entries
- Jose was also humorously the "Player to Really be Named Later". Early in his career, he was delivered as "the player to be named later" in a trade between the Giants and the Cardinals. Between the time of the initial trade and his delivery, he changed his name from Jose Uribe Gonzalez (Gonzalez is his mother's name) to just Jose Uribe (Uribe is his father's name) in order to minimize confusion with the more common name of Gonzalez. Thus he really was "named later". Thanks to the wikipedia for this one...
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