Sunday, October 4, 2009

#3 Albie Pearson

1961 Topps
Albert Gregory Pearson
Bats: Left , Throws: Left
Height: 5' 5" , Weight: 141 lb.
Born: September 12, 1934 in Alhambra, CA

Drafted 30th by the Los Angeles Angels from a special minor league pool from the Baltimore Orioles Rochester affiliate in the 1960 expansion draft.

1964 Topps Giants
ANGELS DEBUT: Base on balls vs. Baltimore April 11, 1961.
Later released by the Angels on July 25, 1966, then retired.
Batted .275 with 618 hits, 274 runs and 61 SB. Scored 100 runs in 1962.
1st baserunner to cross the plate in Angels history.
AL Runs Scored Leader (1962)
AL Singles Leader (1963)
AL All-Star (1963)

Diminutive outfielder Albie Pearson was American League Rookie of the Year with the Washington Senators in 1958 despite being one of the shortest men in baseball. Chronic back problems, which eventually shortened his career, quickly put him back in the minors and enabled the Los Angeles Angels to choose him as one of their expansion draft picks. Pearson was a fixture in center field for several seasons. His best year was 1963 when he batted .304 and made the All-Star team. His back problems resurfaced in 1964, however, and two years later he was out of baseball at age 31.

1963 Topps

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