Sunday, October 20, 2013

#774 Luis Alvarado

The sometimes shortstop, sometimes second baseman , in 1971 and 1972 was part of chisox short stop by committee… possibly intended to be Luis Aparicio’s heir but never panned out...was the youngest player in the majors in 1968....famous in card circles as the 1973 parking lot player, an in action spring training shot of a force out at second where he is not distinguished from another Sox;  past the action, several parked cars visible through a chainlink fence… fielding, great arm, and solid hitting in 1969 AAA resulted in IL MVP…made him a top prospect, but buried behind Rico Petricelli ‘s best years..was tried at third by the Bosox but like many others at the time failed at the position...finished mlb career in 1977....died in 2001.


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