Alphens Lee Curtis, Jr. (listed as Alpheus Lee Curtis as well)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- School Duke University, Furman University
- High School Gaffney High School
- Born March 16, 1930 in Gaffney, SC USA
- Died August 31, 2014 in Gaffney, SC USA
Al Curtis is a former Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox minor league baseball pitcher who never made it to the Major Leagues. He went 63-70 in 8 seasons, six of them at AAA in Open classification and five of them with Louisville.
Curtis debuted in 1951 with the San Jose Red Sox and went 9-13 with a 4.66 ERA. In 1952, Al began a four-year stint with the Red Sox' top farm club, the Louisville Colonels. He was 9-6 with a 4.14 ERA in 1952, then followed with seasons of 9-13, 3.47; 3-5, 3.60 and 12-8, 4.09.
He was involved in the trade that sent Johnny Schmitz, Bob Porterfield, Tom Umphlett and Mickey Vernon from the Senators to the Red Sox for Karl Olson, Dick Brodowski, Tex Clevenger, Neil Chrisley and himself on November 8, 1955.
In 1956, Curtis was 3-2 with a 7.68 ERA for the Vancouver Mounties, walking a batter per inning and going 0-3 with a 12.69 ERA for the Chattanooga Lookouts. In 1957, Curtis was 3-9 with a 7.02 ERA for Louisville, now an independent outfit. He moved on to the low minors with the Amarillo Gold Sox and went 3-3, 3.67 for the remainder of the year. In 1958, Curtis had a 12-8, 3.40 line for Amarillo to conclude his career.
Primary Source: Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database