MLB Hall of Fame catcher who set a longstanding record for games played; named to 2 All-Star games during his 19-year MLB career and became manager of the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox after retirement.
He vowed to never work in a tobacco factory like his father.
His parents were Spanish-born immigrants who lived in Cuba. This birthed his nickname, El Señor.
He had a son, Al Jr., with his wife Evelyn.
He was first noticed in the D-Leagues by Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Perry Johnson.