Manny Alexander – His New York Mets Career 1997

Manny AlexanderThe New York Mets acquired Manny Alexander on March 22, 1997 from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Hector Ramirez. Alexander who was once considered the heir apparent to Cal Ripken Jr in Baltimore would play 54 games for the Mets in 1997 mainly as a utility infielder. Alexander made his Mets debut on April 2, 1997 against the San Diego Padres when he replaced 2nd baseman Carlos Baerga. In his first at bat as a Met he singled to centerfield.

Injuries hampered much of his time with the Mets and he hit just .248 with 2 home runs and 15 runs batted in before he was traded to the Chicago Cubs on August 8 along with Mark Clark and Lance Johnson in exchange for Turk Wendell, Brian McRae and Mel Rojas.

While with the Mets Alexander wore number 6.

Manny Alexander also played for the following teams:
Baltimore Orioles – 1992,1993,1995,1996
Chicago Cubs – 1997-1999
Boston Red Sox – 2000
Texas Rangers – 2004
San Diego Padres – 2005,2006

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