Thursday, September 1, 2011

Player Profile: Sandy Alomar

I have one card of Sandy Alomar, from 1978 Topps.

Playing career: Sandy Alomar was a middle infielder for the Braves, White Sox, Angels, Yankees and Rangers from 1964 to 1978. He was known more for his glove than his bat. As an Angel, he twice led the American League in plate appearances despite OBPs of .302 and .301, which says a lot about baseball in the 1970s.

My memories: His playing career is before my time, I knew of him as the father of 1990s stars Roberto and Sandy Jr.

Where he is now: He was fired as the Mets bench coach after the 2009 season. Don’t know where he is now.

Google Autocomplete Results: He is fifth when you type Sandy A, between Sandy Allen, one-time tallest woman in the world, and Sandy Adams, a Republican Congresswoman from Florida. There do not appear to be any other prominent Sandy Alomars.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Sandy Alomar Jr.

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