From BR Bullpen
Jesus Manuel Orlando Alvarez Monge
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 165 lb.
- Debut September 1, 1973
- Final Game June 18, 1976
- Born February 28, 1952 in Rio Grande, P.R.
- Died March 31, 2016
 Biographical Information
Orlando Alvarez was in the majors for four seasons, all with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the California Angels. He also played nine seasons in the minors, hitting over 100 home runs and stealing at least 74 bases.
Orlando was one of the most feared batters of the Puerto Rico Winter Baseball League during the 1970s. He played for the San Juan Senators, Bayamón Cowboys and Arecibo Wolves during his career. After his retirement as a player, Orlando continued to be active as a manager in an amateur baseball league and as a coach in the professional circuit.
He was on several of the same minor league teams as Ivan DeJesus. Late in his minor league career, Orlando was a teammate in 1978 of the future major leaguer Keith Moreland. Moreland was only two years younger than Alvarez, and the two posted comparable stats (Alvarez had .273/.313/.467 while Moreland did .289/.342/.451) but while Moreland went on to a 12-year major league career, Alvarez's major and minor league career ended that year.
He died in 2016 at age 64 from complications of diabetes.