Matt Alexander

Bats: B Throws: R
Height: 71 Weight: 168
Born: Thursday, January 30, 1947 in Shreveport, LA USA
Died: in ,
Debut: 8/23/1973
Last Game: 10/3/1981
Full Name: Matthew Alexander

Among the former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, Matt Alexander, pinch-runner/outfielder for the 1978-81 Pirates. He spent nine seasons in the majors, played in 374 games, but came to the plate only 195 times in his career. He was a decent minor league hitter over the years, batting .288 total, but in the majors he hit .214 with no homers and four total RBIs over those 195 plate appearances. It is a little odd the Pirates never gave him a chance to bat more because he hit .444 (12-27) for them over those four seasons he was in Pittsburgh. His specialty was speed and he actually stole more bases (30) than he had at-bats (27) with the Pirates. Alexander has the odd career stat line of 36 hits with 111 runs scored and 103 stolen bases. In his nine-year career he played a total of 17 complete games and his name was only in the starting lineup 37 times. Alexander turns 73 today.