17 Facts About Albert Almora


Albert Almora previously played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds.

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Albert Almora played on six national teams while in high school, tying a record.

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Albert Almora won the USA Baseball Richard W "Dick" Case Player of the Year Award in 2011.

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Albert Almora committed to play college baseball at the University of Miami.

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Albert Almora spent 2012 with both the AZL Cubs and Boise Hawks, batting.

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Albert Almora was promoted to the Cubs on June 7,2016 when Jorge Soler was placed on the disabled list.

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Albert Almora made his first MLB career start in left field on June 8,2016 against the Philadelphia Phillies and on his first fielding opportunity threw out a runner at home to complete a double play.

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On November 2,2016, in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, Albert Almora took over as a pinch runner for Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs designated hitter who opened the top of the 10th inning with a lead-off single to right.

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Albert Almora changed the name on the back of his jersey from 'Almora Jr.

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Albert Almora opened the 2020 season on Chicago's 26-man Opening Day roster but was optioned to the alternate training site, located in South Bend, Indiana.

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Albert Almora signed a one-year deal with the New York Mets on February 10,2021.

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On May 12,2021, Albert Almora was placed on the ten-day injured list after running full speed into the outfield wall at Citi Field the night before.

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Albert Almora began training with his father when he was three years old.

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Albert is so close to Manny Machado that Almora considers him to be his cousin, though they are not related by blood.

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Albert Almora married former Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers dancer Krystal Gregorio on July 21,2016.

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Albert Almora chose "Tico" as his nickname for the Players Weekend during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

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Albert Almora says that the nickname was given to him as a child for his rowdy nature.

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