Monday, September 12, 2011

Player Profile: Jose Alvarez

I have nine cards of Jose Alvarez. This one is from 1989 Topps.

Playing career: Jose Alvarez pitched in eight games for the Braves in 1981 and 1982, then did not appear in the major leagues again until 1988, when he became the fourth-oldest rookie of all time. He pitched very well for the Braves in 1988 and 1989, with an ERA under three both seasons. Unfortunately he lost the entire 1990 season due to injury, the bounced around the minors for four seasons and retired.

Where he is now: Alvarez is now a professional golfer. He has nine top-ten finishes, and won the 2007 Carolina Mountains Tour Links of Tryon. He is also the National TOURLIFE Representative for the golf division of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

My memories: Only knew him from his baseball cards. The Braves of the late eighties were terrible teams, and even though their games were broadcast in NY on TBS, I rarely watched them because the teams were bad and the announcers were boring.

Google Autocomplete results: He is tenth when you type Jose A, after Jose Alfredo Jimenez, a mid-twentieth century Mexican singer. The first two entries when you google Jose Alvarez are not the ballplayer but a professor at NYU Law School.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Juan Alvarez.

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