Friday, October 30, 2015

Player Profile: Karl Allaire

I have one card of Karl Allaire, from 1990 CMC.

Playing career: Shortstop Karl Allaire played nine seasons in the minor leagues, mostly in the Astros organization. In 975 games he hit .251 with 12 HR and 279 RBI. A fuller account of his career can be found at The Greatest 21 Days.

Where he is now: After his career he became business manager for a check cashing/pawn shop establishment owned by Daniel “Rocky” Baldelli of Woonsocket, RI. He helped mentor Baldelli’s son, Rocco, who became a star major leaguer. In 2014, Allaire was one of thirteen people arrested in conjunction with a gambling ring run out of Baldelli’s business (Baldelli was not charged). Allaire was indicted on charges of organized criminal gambling and conspiracy.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Karl Alla, ahead of Karl Allard, a Canadian stock car racer. There do not appear to be any other prominent Karl Allaires.

Coming up next: The next profile will be James Barthmaier.


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