Fuentes spent 13 years in the big leagues, mostly playing second base for the San Francisco Giants. He came up with San Francisco in 1965 and was a starter the following season, finishing third in the Rookie of the Year vote. He remained the Giants’ starting second baseman through the 1974 season. His best year was probably 1973 when he hit .277 with 78 runs scored, 63 RBI and 12 stolen bases, finishing 20th in the MVP vote in the process. Fuentes went to San Diego in 1975 and spent two years with the Padres. He was the Detroit Tigers’ starting second baseman in 1976. He hit .309 that year which was the best average of his career. However, he could only muster a .140 average for the Oakland A’s the next season, which would be his last in the majors. Following his playing days, Fuentes is currently a broadcaster for the Giants. He was elected to the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame in 2002.
Tito Fuentes – career stats