Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Alvie Shepherd, 1996 Topps #234

Sadly, Alvie Shepherd was unable to become the first "Alvie" to reach the major leagues. The righty from the University of Nebraska was born Alvie Conrad Shepherd; according to Baseball Reference, the only other Alvie in pro ball history was Alvie Mickelson, who played 11 games in the Class C Lone Star League in 1948. As for Shepherd, he was done with baseball at age 25, having topped out at AA in four minor league seasons. He called it quits with a career record of 17-16 and a 5.57 ERA. So if you want your future child to make a unique mark in MLB, you could name him Alvie...or not.

1 comment:

jacobmrley said...

Alvie Singer would not have made a good pitcher either.