Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan All-Star and Gold Glove Winner, Is Dead

Davalillo finished with a .279 average, 36 homers, 329 RBIs and 125 stolen bases, winning World Series titles with the 1971 Pirates, when they defeated the Baltimore Orioles in seven games; and the 1973 Athletics, when they beat the New York Mets in seven. He had a .323 average in 22 postseason games, including going 4 for 20 in the World Series.

In Venezuelan Winter League ball, Davalillo won seven titles over 30 seasons, from 1957-58 through 1986-87. He became the league’s first .400 hitter over a full season, in 1961-62, the Society for American Baseball Research said, and won four Venezuela batting championships.

He had a .325 career average in the Venezuelan league with a record 1,505 hits.

Víctor José Davalillo Romero’s place of birth is usually listed as Cabimas, a western city on the shore of Maracaibo Lake. But Fuenmayor wrote in his biography, published in 2006, that Davalillo had told him that he was born further east, in Churuguara, shortly before the family moved to Cabimas. An older brother, Pompeyo, played briefly for the Washington Senators in 1953.

The ballpark in Cabimas was named after Davalillo in 1987, and the Venezuelan Winter League’s Most Valuable Player Award was named after him.

Davalillo’s marriage in 1961 to Luisa Ramona Barrera ended in divorce in 1969, according to S.A.B.R. He married Zoraida Caraballo later that year. Information on survivors besides his daughter was not immediately available.

Davalillos’s former Venezuelan team, Leones de Caracas, said it would wear a patch with his name and No. 2 on its jersey sleeves for the rest of the winter season.