Alberto Lois

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Alberto Lois
Pinch runner/Outfielder
Born: (1956-05-06) May 6, 1956 (age 61)
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
MLB 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]

Personal life[edit]

Lois is of Haitian descent.[2]


  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
  2. ^ Briceño, Pedro G., ed. (15 April 2007). "Muchos peloteros profesionales son de pura ascendencia haitiana". Listin Diario. Retrieved 24 May 2017.  (Spanish)

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