William Francis Almon
Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: November 21, 1952 in Providence, RI
High School: Veterans Memorial HS (Warwick
School: Brown University (Providence
Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.
Debut: September 2, 1974 (Age 21.285, 11,147th in MLB history)
vs. ATL 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Athletics/WhiteSox/Pirates/Mets/... 1974-1988
Agents: Steve Greenberg [*]
Last Game: June 14, 1988 (Age 35.206)
vs. MON 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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