Israel Alcantara

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Israel Alcantara Cristosomo

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.

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Israel Alcantara, then with the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox, sealed his name in fame in 2001 when he karate kicked Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons catcher Jeremy Salazar, after pitcher Blas Cedeno hit him with a pitch. He proceeded to rush the mound, but was tackled by infielder Kevin Orie. The International League suspended Alcantara a mere six games for his conduct.

Despite hitting only 6 home runs in the majors, Alcantara blasted 287 in a 15-year minor league career, with as many as 36 in a season.

He primarily wore number 55.

Alcantara became a coach for the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2015, DSL Diamondbacks 2 in 2016-2017, and DSL Diamondbacks 1 in 2019.

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