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Al Bumbry

Al Bumbry
Center fielder
Born: (1947-04-21) April 21, 1947 (age 73)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 1972 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1985 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Batting average .281
Home runs 54
Runs batted in 402
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Career highlights and awards

Alonza Benjamin Bumbry (born April 21, 1947 in Fredericksburg, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres from 1972 through 1985. In 2002, Bumbry was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Early life

Bumbry was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and graduated from Ralph Bunche High School in King George, Virginia.[1] He attended Virginia State University.[2]

Playing career

Bumbry was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round in 1968.[3] He spent 13 of his 14 major-league seasons with the Orioles, and played for them in the 1979 and 1983 World Series. Bumbry was voted the American League Rookie of the Year in 1973 with the Orioles and was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1980. In 2002, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He served as the outfield/baserunning coach for the York Revolution in 2007.

Prior to his major league career, Bumbry served in Vietnam and was awarded a Bronze Star.[4]

His son, center fielder Steve Bumbry, was picked by the Orioles in the 12th round of the 2009 major-league amateur draft. He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.

See also


  1. ^ "Al Bumbry". Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Al Bumbry Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Al Bumbry". Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
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