Brant Alyea

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Brant Alyea
Outfielder
Born: (1940-12-08) December 8, 1940 (age 75)
Passaic, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1965, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
July 20, 1972, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .247
Home runs 38
RBI 148
Teams

Garrabrant Ryerson Alyea [all-yay] (born December 8, 1940) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball outfielder who played with four different teams from 1965 through 1972.

Originally signed by the Cincinnati Reds, Alyea was drafted a year later by the Washington Senators.

Alyea made his major league debut on September 12, 1965. Called to the plate as a pinch hitter, he hit a home run off Los Angeles Angels pitcher Rudy May on the first pitch he saw in the Majors.[1]

His most productive season came in 1970 for the Minnesota Twins, when he posted career numbers in batting average (.291) home runs (16) and runs batted in (61), including seven-RBI games on April 7 and September 7.

In between, Alyea played winter ball for the Cardenales de Lara, Tiburones de La Guaira and Tigres de Aragua clubs of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, leading the circuit in home runs in 1968 (17) and 1971 (12), and for RBI in 1971 (36). In addition, he played with the VPBL champion Tigres in the 1972 Caribbean Series.[2]

After his baseball playing days were over, Alyea oversaw the crap tables at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[3]

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  1. ^ "Brant Alyea from the Chronology". BaseballLibrary.com. 
  2. ^ Gutiérrez, Daniel; González, Javier (2000). Records de la Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional. Caracas. ISBN 980-6996-01-1
  3. ^ James, Bill (1990). The Baseball Book 1990. Villard Books. p. 240. 

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