Saturday, July 30, 2011

Player Profile: Luis Alicea

I have 22 cards of Luis Alicea. This one is from 1994 Collectors Choice.

Playing career: Luis Alicea played thirteen seasons in the major leagues, coming up with the Cardinals in 1988, and last playing with the Royals in 2002. The first half of his career saw him play almost exclusively with the Cardinals; the second half of his career saw him bounce around a few American League teams.

My memories: I remembered him as being a fairly important Cardinal in the late 80s and early 90s – Ozzie Smith’s double play partner. I was kind of surprised to realize that more than half of his career was spent with other clubs.

Where he is now: Coaching for the Palm Beach Reds youth team.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Luis Ali, before Luis Alirio Agudelo Grajales, author of Iconografía Cognitiva de Yoga Universal. Another prominent Luis Alicea is a chiropractor in England.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Jeff Alkire.

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