Saturday, August 5, 2017

THEN AND NOW- SANDY ALOMAR

Haven’t done a “Then and Now” card in a while, so today I post up a 1979 edition for Alomar patriarch Sandy Alomar Senior, who put together a nice 15-year career before retiring after the 1978 season:


Alomar came up with the Milwaukee Braves back in 1964, but didn’t get to play full-time until he joined the California Angels in 1969, where he would play until he was purchased by the New York Yankees in July of 1974.
He’d play the last two seasons of his career with the Texas Rangers, retiring after the 1978 season before moving on to coaching for various organizations.
Of course, he also had a couple of sons who became pretty good baseball players themselves, 1990 American Rookie of the Year Sandy Alomar Jr, and future Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar.
Not a bad baseball family tree!

3 comments:

  1. This is a sweet series of great looking cards, Gio! :)

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  2. God bless that John Braun! For pitching one game and two innings for the '64 Braves, he got a rookie card with Sandy Alomar in '65 and now he got onto this card.

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