30 Facts About Alex Cora

1. Alex Cora was involved in relief help for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

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2. Alex Cora is a 2006 inductee of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

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3. Alex Cora is married and has four children, including twins born during the 2017 season.

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4. Alex Cora was ejected by home plate umpire James Hoye between the 5th and 6th innings for arguing balls and strikes.

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5. Alex Cora received his second World Series ring as a coach while with the Astros.

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6. On November 15, 2016, Alex Cora became the bench coach for the Houston Astros.

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7. Alex Cora was the general manager of the Puerto Rico national baseball team until he became Manager of the Red Sox in 2018.

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8. Alex Cora played in the two longest nine-inning games in MLB history.

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9. Alex Cora agreed to a minor league contract with the St Louis Cardinals on February 5, 2012.

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10. Alex Cora was released by the Mets on August 7, 2010—at the time, he was batting.

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11. In November 2009, Alex Cora re-signed with the Mets for the 2010 season, with an option for 2011.

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12. On January 22, 2009, Alex Cora signed a one-year deal with the New York Mets.

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13. Alex Cora had one plate appearance, a sacrifice bunt in World Series game 3.

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14. Alex Cora was a member of the Red Sox team that won the 2007 World Series.

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15. Alex Cora was originally intended to back up shortstop Edgar Renteria.

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16. Alex Cora made his Red Sox debut on July 7, 2005, and through the end of the regular season appeared in a total of 47 games for Boston, batting.

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17. On July 7, 2005, Alex Cora was traded to the Boston Red Sox for infielder Ramon Vazquez.

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18. In January 2005, Alex Cora signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Indians, where he appeared in 49 games, with 22 starts at shortstop and 14 at second base; he batted.

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19. Alex Cora played in one postseason series with the Dodgers, the 2004 NLDS, which the Dodgers lost to the St Louis Cardinals.

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20. Alex Cora spent the next seven years in Los Angeles, appearing in a total of 684 games while batting.

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21. Alex Cora made his major league debut on June 7, 1998, with the Dodgers against the Seattle Mariners; his brother Joey Cora was Seattle's starting second baseman in the game.

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22. Alex Cora spent parts of the 1998, 1999, and 2000 seasons with the Triple-A Albuquerque Dukes, hitting.

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23. Alex Cora played the 1997 season with the Double-A San Antonio Missions; in 127 games he batted.

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24. Alex Cora was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round, and played 61 games of the 1996 season with the Class A-Advanced Vero Beach Dodgers, batting.

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25. Alex Cora was rated by Baseball America as the best collegiate defensive player going into the 1996 draft.

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26. Alex Cora led the team to the title game in 1996, a game they lost to Louisiana State University.

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27. Alex Cora was drafted in the 12th round of the 1993 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins, but did not sign a contract and decided instead to play collegiate baseball at the University of Miami.

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28. Alex Cora is the first first year manager to win the World Series with the Red Sox.

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29. Alex Cora was a baseball analyst for ESPN before becoming a coach and manager.

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30. Alex Cora led the team to the 2018 World Series championship in his first season as a manager, becoming the fifth manager to do so in MLB history and the first as a Puerto Rican manager.

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