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Alejandro Eloy Carrasquel Aparicio
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 182 lb.
- Debut April 23, 1939
- Final Game July 26, 1949
- Born July 24, 1912 in Caracas, Venezuela
- Died August 19, 1969 in Caracas, Venezuela
 Biographical Information
Alex Carrasquel was the first Venezuela-born player in the major leagues and either the first or the second South American (after Luis Castro, whose place of birth is disputed).
Alex typically posted above-.500 win-loss records for Washington Senators teams that were usually under .500. In 1940 and 1941, he went 6-2 each season, although the Senators went 64-90 and 70-84. In 1944 the team again went 64-90 while Alex was 8-7. In his winningest year, 1943, he was 11-7 as the team actually finished over .500 at 84-69.
His major league career ended after 1945 when he jumped to the Mexican League (except when he returned to the majors for 3 games in 1949) but his minor league career would run from 1949-53. In 1955-56 he again played in Mexico.