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Lou Almada

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Inducted 2014 (Player)

Position: Outfield
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
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.

PCL Career Statistics

1928 Hollywood OF 1 2 - 1 1 0 0 - - - - 0.500
1929 Seattle OF 141 417 - 127 25 4 4 - - - - 0.305
1930 Seattle OF 189 676 - 200 36 8 19 - - - - 0.296
1931 Seattle OF 166 584 - 169 37 6 4 - - - - 0.320
1932 Seattle/Mission OF 158 557 - 178 26 16 3 - - - - 0.289
1933 Mission OF 154 625 - 223 34 17 6 - - - - 0.357
1934 Mission OF 186 797 - 265 43 8 2 - - - - 0.332
1935 Mission OF 174 741 - 223 36 13 3 - - - - 0.301
1936 Mission OF 172 700 - 200 29 13 1 - - - - 0.286
1937 Mission OF 143 484 - 122 19 12 2 - - - - 0.252
Totals (10 seasons)     1,484 5,583 - 1,708 286 97 44 - - - - 0.306
Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG