Bill Almon

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William Francis Almon

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bill Almon was the first overall pick in the 1974 amateur draft by the San Diego Padres. He was raced to the bigs after 39 games in the minors, but never developed into the type of player his draft stock would suggest he could be. His best season came in the strike-shortened 1981 with the Chicago White Sox, batting .301/.341/.375 in 103 games and finishing 19th in American League Most Valuable Player voting. He hung on until 1988, primarily as a bench player.

Bill's brother, John, was an outfielder in the San Diego Padres organization.

Through 2019, he is the last player to come to the major leagues from Brown, and also one of the most prominent. He returned to his alma mater as head coach from 1993 to 1996.

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