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Al Bumbry

Center fielder
Born: April 21, 1947 (1947-04-21) (age 62)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 5, 1972 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1985 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Batting average     .281
Home runs     54
Runs batted in     402
Stolen bases     254
Career highlights and awards

Alonza Benjamin Bumbry (born April 21, 1947 in Fredericksburg, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres from 1972 to 1985.


Playing career

Bumbry was voted the American League Rookie of the Year in 1973 with the Orioles and was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1980. He was the outfield/baserunning coach for the York Revolution(2007) .


  • Attended Venezuelan Summer League (Seasons from 1972 to 1975 and 1978) appearing in 155 games with Tiburones de La Guaira. In a 596AB career, Bumbry batted .332 with 10 HRs, 91 RBIs and 32 SB. In the 1973-74 season he lead the league in triples (6), SB (20) and Avg. (.367). The following year he again won the batting title (.354).
  • His son, Steve, played his college baseball for the Virginia Tech Hokies. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 12th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft[1][2].
  • In 2002, was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • He is one of three batters that Goose Gossage has admitted he intentionally hit.[3]
  • Served in Vietnam and was awarded Bronze Star.

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Preceded by
Carlton Fisk
American League Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Mike Hargrove


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