Former Venezuelan catcher Guillermo Quiroz reached his first 100 wins as a manager in the Minor Leagues, in the Winston-Salem Dash triumph; Class-A Advanced branch of the Chicago White Sox, the last Wednesday by slate of 12-7 over the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) at Truist Stadium, home of Dash.
“Congratulations to our captain, Guillermo Quiroz, on his 100th career win during last night's game (Wednesday). We can't wait to see the next 100," read a social media post from the team.
More than 2.000 fans; 2.347 to be exact, were present at the Winston-Salem stadium, to see how the Venezuelan strategist and his pupils celebrated the milestone achieved. Also highlighting that another Venezuelan, Joander Suárez; a native of Cumaná, took the victory as a relay.
It should be noted that the club that lives in North Carolina, which scored another victory on Thursday night, started the season in the South Atlantic League with a 3-1 record, ranking second in the northern division, to a game of Bowling Green Hot Rods (4-0), affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays in the category.
He began his career as a coach in 2018
Guillermo Quiroz, who is currently 41 years old, began his career as a coach for the South organization of the "Windy City" in 2018. At that time, under the command of Omar Vizquel in the aforementioned A+ branch, to later act as hitting coach at Triple-A Charlotte the following year.
In 2020, the Minor League season was canceled due to the pandemic, and in 2021 he was assigned as manager of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers in Class-A Low, with whom he began his adventure as a strategist on the farms of the “south side” franchise. Chicago.
There he amassed 98 wins; 40 in his first and 58 of him last year, although in both campaigns exhibiting a negative balance, and finishing in positions 12 and 9 of his circuit, respectively.