Gary Wayne Alexander
Positions: Catcher, Designated Hitter and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.
Born: March 27, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Locke HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: Los Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1972 amateur draft (January Secondary).
Debut: September 12, 1975 (Age 22.169, 11,317th in MLB history)
vs. CIN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Giants/Athletics/Pirates 1975-1981
Last Game: September 28, 1981 (Age 28.185)
vs. CHC 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- December 2014
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News -- July 2013
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News -- July 2011
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News -- June 2011
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News -- January 2011
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News -- April 2010
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