Alex Cora

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Birthday
18, 1975
Birthplace
Caguas, PR
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1975 (age 43)
Birthplace
Caguas, PR

About

Former infielder known for playing second base and shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1998 to 2004. He played for several other teams and became a manager after retirement. In 2018, he became manager of the Boston Red Sox and he led the team to a World Series title in his first season. 

Before Fame

A 12th round draft pick in 1993, he eschewed a professional contract to play at the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the third round in 1996.

Trivia

He was involved in the two longest nine-inning baseball games in the sport's history, one as a member of the Dodgers and another with the Red Sox. He won a World Series title with Boston in 2007.

Family Life

His brother, Joey, played 11 years in the MLB. He had a daughter with his wife Nilda and has a stepson named Jeriel.

Associated With

In a game in 2004, he was involved in the third longest at-bat in MLB history on record at the time. Facing pitcher Matt Clement and a 2-1 count, he fouled off the next 14 pitches before hitting a home run.