Baseball can be a great game, a dream come true, if you will. á However, baseball can also be a fickle game. á That sentiment rings especially true for Edgardo Alfonzo. á Alfonzo was once one of the top infielders in all of baseball, splitting his time between second and third base while playing for the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. á From 1997-2004 , Alfonzo hit for an impressive line of .291/.371/.448 and averaged 17 home runs and 77 runs batted in per year. á After that impressive eight-year run, things went south in a hurry. á Injuries and rapidly diminishing skills snowballed on Alfonzo, eventually costing him playing time and his job in San Francisco. á He would catch on again in short stints with the Los Angeles Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays, but by the end of 20 ...
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