Saturday, January 15, 2011
Alexander Enters the Hall
The Majors Hall of Fame has doubled its occupancy. Sammy Alexander, who spent his five years with the juggernaut Orioles and lead the Orioles to an amazing average of 120 wins over his five seasons has joined the lonely Ronnie Hodges in the Hall of Fame.
Alexander retired at the young age of 36, but played his last ML game at the age of 34. He hit .287 with 594 HRs over his 14-year ML career. In Season 4 when he won his only MVP Award, Alexander hit .341 with 62 HRs and 155 RBI's, 130 RS and an OPS of 1.165. He finished with two World Series titles for the Baltimore Orioles. Later in his career, he won two Gold Gloves at 2B for the Florida Marlins. He tried to make a comback with the Orioles in Season 15, but was unable to make it back.