Athletes Turned Politicians

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Magglio Ordóñez

The former six-time MLB All-Star has been elected mayor of Sotillo, a coastal town in the southern portion of his native Venezuela with over 27,000 inhabitants. Ordóñez retired in 2012 with a career batting average of .309, 294 home runs and 1,236 RBI in 15 seasons. He was the runner-up for the AL MVP in 2007, the same season he won the AL batting title. Maggs is not the first athlete to become a politician. Here's a look at athletes who found a second career in politics.

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