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Luis Alvarado
Luis Alvarado
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 396 of 1043 players
Luis Cesar Alvarado
Born: January 15, 1949 at Lajas, P.R.
Died: March 20, 2001 at Lajas, P.R.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.09 Weight: 155

Luis Alvarado was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on March 20, 2011, and March 20, 2012.


First Mets game: April 13, 1977
Last Mets game: April 13, 1977

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Joe Figliola
February 26, 2002
Someone wrote "who" and the powers that be erased it. Too bad, because it would've served as a nice compliment to what I'm about to write about Luis.

He was primarily a backup infielder with the White Sox in the early 1970s. I thought he was okay for what he did and liked that the Mets got him. After Leo Foster, Alvarado couldn't be any worse. Seven at-bats, however, was enough for Met management to give him the hook. Then again, that could be expected from Don Grant and company back in the disco-tinged late 1970s.

Noel Martir Arcelay
May 29, 2002
Luis Alvarado passed away on march 20, 2001 in his hometown Lajas, Puerto Rico.

Mr. Sparkle
March 6, 2003
His nickname was "Pimba" although I have no idea why.

December 21, 2005
I met him more than three times as a boy in Chicago. He would visit his Sister and Brother-in-law on Superior Street. The Puerto Rican children would gather and twice we played whiffle ball with him in the street. One of the nicest people I ever met. I will not forget those days. I was very sad to hear of him passing.

Mark H
February 1, 2006
My dad used to take me to many games and at each and every game I would yell for Luis. He was the nicest ballplayer I have ever met. Luis used to give me a baseball every game and would actually run over from shortstop after batting practice and drop the ball in my glove. I was shocked to hear of his death because his memory is fresh in my mind!

August 19, 2006
I actually got to know this man personally as he was my grandma's relative and owned a grocery store in his home neighborhood. Pimba was a nice man who was always smiling and always encouraging me and my brother to play baseball. He also used to pick me up from school in San German when I was very young. It's nice to see that there are people out there that remember him. May he rest in peace.

October 20, 2007
I had a very upseting and emotionally disturbing experience with Luis Alvarado as a young fan. I can't help but think that I am not alone in this experience. Anyone care to comment?

Dairylea Tickets
October 28, 2007
I had a positive one - I got his autograph outside the stadium. He signed for a few of us and walked off with Hendu

December 6, 2007
Let me repeat myself. I had a very disturbing experience with Luis Alvarado and I am also wanting to know if anyone can tell me the cause of his death.

June 25, 2008
I have nothing to say but good things about Luis. I met him when I was in 7th grade through the parents of a friend of mine. After meeting him the first time, I took him to meet my parents and the friendship began. Every time he had home games in Chicago, he would go pick me up and take me with him everywhere he went. I remember passing him papers to sign autographs. He even made it a point to go watch some of my personal games. He was always a very respectful human being. As I grew up, I would go see him play in the winter league in Puerto Rico. Years after, I lost contact with him. I was very saddened to hear that he passed away. I will always remember the awesome memories of him that I had as a child.

November 21, 2008
There has to be somebody who knows what I am talking about. Come on, speak up!

May 4, 2010
I understand from friends in Puerto Rico that Luis Alvarado suffered a heart attack while watching a ballgame, and that is how he passed away.

israel Martinez
January 10, 2014
I met Luis thru Marcos Irizary. We would practice baseball at Jose Basora Park. He treated me well and joke with us and talk baseball. He would come around and we would go to Parandas. It was fun in Lajas back then.

milagros alvarado
October 22, 2015
He was my mom's cousin. Very good man. All the family misses him. Great, man good son.

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