Place of Birth:
February 7, 1913
August 13, 1988
Military Unit: Army Medical Corps US Army
Area Served: United States
Major League Stats: Mel Almada on Baseball-Almanac
Mel Almada was the first Mexican born player in the major leagues.
In 1934, he played a further 23 games with the
Red Sox but spent most of the season with the Kansas City Blues of
the American Association where he batted .328 in 135 games. Almada
Almada remained with
In June 1939, the 26-year-old Almada was sold to the Brooklyn Dodgers and he finished his major league career that year batting .228 in 81 games. He was back in the Pacific Coast League in 1940 but failed to hit with the Sacramento Solons batting just .232 in 104 games.
In 1941, Almada became a player-manager of the
In May 1944, Almada – 31 – was called for
military service with the Army. He took basic training at the
Mel Almada managed Navajoa in the Pacific Coast
League of Mexico during the 1950s. He passed away on August 13, 1988
Created September 19, 2008.
Thanks to Bob Stephenson for the portrait photo.
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