Karl Allaire

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Karl Thomas Allaire

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Biographical information[edit]

Karl Allaire was a minor league shortstop who played from 1984 to 1992 in the Houston Astros (1984-1989), California Angels (1989-1990) and Detroit Tigers (1990-1992) farm systems.

He was drafted by the Astros in the 17th round of the 1984 amateur draft and was signed by scout Stan Benjamin. He began his professional career that year, splitting the season between the Auburn Astros (8 games), Daytona Beach Astros (52 games) and Asheville Tourists (9 games), hitting a combined .223. In 1985, he played in 107 games for the Osceola Astros, hitting .211 in 289 at-bats. He improved his average to .254/.336/.305 in 1986 with the Columbus Astros.

In 1987, Allaire spent seven games with the Tucson Toros and 110 with the Columbus Astros, hitting a combined .247. He spent all of 1988 with the Toros, hitting a career-best .273/.392/.349 in 124 games. He began the 1989 season with the Toros, but wound up in the Angels organization, playing for the Edmonton Trappers. He hit a combined .264 in 96 games.

He began the 1990 season with the Trappers, but ended up with the Toledo Mud Hens in the Tigers' organization. He hit .250 in 77 games. He hit .262/.367/.361 in 129 games with Toledo in 1991, and in 1992 he hit .255/.338/.334 in 137 games in 1992.

Overall, he hit .251/.346/.323 in 975 games over the course of his nine-year career. He usually drew a fair number of walks, his strongest point offensively.

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