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Max Alvis

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Roy Maxwell Alvis

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Biographical Information[edit]

"Max was the kind of young player who, if you just put him out there and left him alone for ten years, the position would be his. He was the best-conditioned, most disciplined athlete on our team. If he was supposed to run fifty laps, Max would do sixty. He almost never drank, which made him the exception back then. He was probably the most decent human being I met in baseball. It's just a shame he got sick." - Sam McDowell, as quoted in Terry Pluto's book The Curse of Rocky Colavito

Max Alvis began his career with bright promise, but a bout with spinal meningitis, diagnosed following a flight from Minnesota to Boston during the 1964 season, most definitely took a toll. Even with the diagnosis, he improbably was an American League All-Star in 1965 and 1967, while also leading the American League in being hit by pitches in 1963 and 1965. He spent most of his career with the Cleveland Indians, but finished as a member of the inaugural edition of the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 2-time AL All-Star (1965 & 1967)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 3 (1963, 1965 & 1967)

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