For whatever reason, I seemed to think that Al had a longer and/or more successful career than he did. He played in only 53 games for the Orioles(50) & Phillies(3) over four seasons in the Bigs. He was a backup catcher for the Birds over the latter part of the '85 season and middle of the '86 season and received 126 of his career 129 at-bats over that time.
Interestingly, Al is one of only three players in MLB history to have been born in Spain. He is the only batter from Spain to play in the Majors and fittingly enough leads all Spanish born players with 1 HR, 129 ABs, 6 R, 4 RBI, 2 doubles, 17 hits, etc. He is actually the only Spaniard to even have an AB, so he leads all of the offensive categories. I now have an autograph from the most successful player from Espana in MLB history and that's cool with me.
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