Israel Alcántara

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Israel Alcántara Cristosomo

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.

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Israel Alcántara played parts of three big league seasons. He is best known for an incident in 2001, when, batting for the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox, he karate kicked Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons catcher Jeremy Salazar after pitcher Blas Cedeno buzzed him with a pitch. He proceeded to rush the mound, but was tackled by infielder Kevin Orie before getting too far. The International League suspended Alcantara a mere seven games for his conduct.

Despite hitting only 6 home runs in the majors, Alcántara blasted 287 in a 15-year minor league career, with as many as 36 in a season. As a big leaguer, he primarily wore number 55.

Alcántara became a coach for the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2015, DSL Diamondbacks 2 in 2016-2017, and DSL Diamondbacks 1 in 2019 and 2021. He became a manager with the DSL Diamondbacks Black in 2022-2023.

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