Filomeno Codiñera, Filipino baseball and softball player, Died at 77

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Filomeno Codiñera Jr. was born in March 1939 and died on October 26, 2016.

And also known as Boy Codiñera.

He was a Filipino baseball and softball player.

Filomeno has represented both the men’s national softball and baseball teams of the Philippines.

Codiñera played as an outfielder in softball.

He was a member of the Canlubang Sugar Barons which dominated Manila Bay Baseball League and the local softball tournamentsFrom the 1950s to the 1970s.

Filomeno Codiñera was also considered one of the “Manila’s Finest”.

He represented the Philippines in the 1968 Men’s Softball World Championship in Oklahoma, United States where he hit seven consecutive doubles, a feat that was noted by the Guinness Book of World Records.

As a coached, he worked with the softball and baseball teams of the Adamson University at the UAAP leading them to at least a dozen of titles.

Filomeno Codiñera also coached the MayniLA Golden Girls, a women’s softball team supported by then-Manila mayor Lito Atienza that competed in the 2001 Girls Big League Softball World Series.

Other than coaching, he served as the assistant coaching director for the national teams of the Philippine Sports Commission for the 1993 Southeast Asian Games and the acting president of the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines in 1995, also served in the same post from 2001–2002.

His children are Jerry, Harmon and Pat, who were all basketball players at the Philippine Basketball Association

Filomeno had suffered from two bouts of stroke which caused him to be bound to a wheelchair.

Filomeno Codiñera passed away at 77 years old.

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