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Elpidio “Sandy” Hilario Valdespino
January 14, 1939 ~ February 26, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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With great sorrow and bittersweet gratitude, The Valdespino family announces the passing of our kind, brave, caring, and unimaginably generous husband, father, grandfather, godfather, and uncle.
Mr. Sandy Valdespino was born 01/14/1939 in San Jose De Las Lajas, Cuba. Mr. Sandy Valdespino fulfilled his lifelong dream by playing Major League Baseball with The Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, and Atlanta Braves. After retiring from baseball, he coached the minor-league Yankees in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Mr. Sandy will be greatly missed, as he was the go-to man. When you heard, I’m going to call Valdespino you did not have a choice but to straighten up.
He is survived by his wife, Esperanza Valdespino of Miami, FL, Daughter Esperanza Valdespino of Thomasville, GA, Grandchildren Terrance and Fabiana Valdespino of New Mexico, Ashley Valdespino of Miami, FL, Hilary Williams of Thomasville, GA, Norman and Bonnie Williams of Moultrie, GA, Bianka Valdespino and Fequiere Lucien of Miami, FL, Greatgrands: Xavier B. Green Jr, Norman L. Williams III, Thiago Valdespino, Nala R Murphy, Santiago A.S. Valdespino, Gianna Valdespino, Jaylin Murphy, Jacobi Murphy, Jahmiir, and Jahmii Murphy.
The Valdespino legacy will live on!!
Mr. Sandy was preceded in death by his Parents and son Hilario Valdespino Jr.