Born: September 7, 1907 in El Fuerte, Mexico
Died: September 16, 2005 in Carmel, CA
Notes: Almada became the first Mexican national to play in the Pacific Coast League when he began his ten-year PCL career in 1928 with the Hollywood Stars. After his rookie campaign with the Stars, the outfielder played for the Seattle Indians (1929-1932) before finishing his career with the Mission Reds (1932-1937). Almada produced four-consecutive 200-hit seasons in the mid-1930s, including a career best 265 knocks during his 1934 All-Star season. He was appointed captain of the PCL All-Star squad in 1930 when the team played several exhibition games in Mexico. His brother, Mel Almada, was the first Mexican-born player to reach the major leagues, making his debut in 1933 with the Boston Red Sox.
|Totals (10 seasons)||1,484||5,583||-||1,708||286||97||44||-||-||-||-||0.306|