Alberto Lois

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Alberto Lois
Pinch runner/Outfielder
Born: (1956-05-06) May 6, 1956 (age 58)
Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1978 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1979 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Games played 14
At bats 4
Hits 1
Batting average .250

Alberto Lois (born May 6, 1956 in Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic), is a former Major League Baseball player. Lois played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1978 and 1979. He was used primarily as a pinch runner, but was also an outfielder.

On January 5, 1980, Lois sustained serious injuries in a vehicular accident in the Dominican Republic when the truck he was driving collided with a train that was parked, unlit, in the middle of a grade crossing.[1] Six of the nine people in the truck were killed.[1] Lois was thrown from the vehicle; he was unconscious for six days, and damage to his right eye ended his career in professional baseball.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gedda, George. "Dominican Connection: Talent from the Tropics Changes Face of National Pastime". Strategic Book Publishing, 2009, p. 117. ISBN 1606930230

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