Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Player Profile: Tony Armas

I have 39 cards of Tony Armas. This one is from 1989 Score.

Playing career: Tony Armas played for the Pirates, A’s, Red Sox and Angels from 1976 to 1989, hitting 251 HR. He led the American League in home runs and strikeouts in both 1981 and 1984.

My memories: He was winding up his career by the time I started following baseball. No specific memories.

Interesting facts: Father of former pitcher Tony Armas Jr.

Where he is now: Hitting coach for the Caracas Leones in Venezuela.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Tony Ar, between Tony Arnold, a singer, and Tony Aromando, an Adobe instructor. There do not appear to be any other prominent Tony Armases.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Tony Armas Jr.

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