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Al Avila

Vice President/Assistant General Manager Detroit Tigers

 
 
Al Avila Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2014
1. Al Avila Marker
Inscription.

Entering his 21st season in professional baseball and his 11th season with the organization after being named to his current position on April 15, 2002. Al is responsible for assisting David Dombrowski with the day-to-day baseball operations of the organization and the major league club. Prior to joining the Tigers, he served as Special Assistant to Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Dave Littlefield. Al served as the Interim General Manager for the Marlins during the 2001 off-season following Dave Dombrowski's departure to Detroit. He was named Florida's Vice President and Assistant General Manager in July 2001. Under Avila's guidance, the Marlins drafted 2003 World Series Most Valuable Player Josh Beckett in the First Round of the June 1999 Draft. While in the First Round of the June 2000 Draft, the Marlins drafted the Midwest League's top hitting prospect in 2001 and one of the youngest players to play in the Futures Game in Boston[,] First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez. On the international front, Avila led the way to the 1999 signing of Tigers First Baseman/Third Baseman Miguel Cabrera, who made it to the major leagues in 2003 at the age of 20 and clubbed four home runs during the post-season for the World Champion Florida Marlins. He was also instrumental in the signing and development of Second Baseman Luis Castillo and Shortstop
Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2014
2. Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium
Alex Gonzalez, as well as Shortstop Edgar Renteria. Al was named Director of Scouting for the Marlins in July 1998 and was responsible for all of the Marlins scouting efforts on both the national and international levels. He and his wife, Yamile, have three children; Alexander, Alan and Annelisa Marie. His son, Alex, is the Tigers starting catcher.
 
Erected 2012 by Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame and the Goldklang Group.
 
Location. 44° 58.324′ N, 93° 10.496′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Click for map. Marker is part of the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1771 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul MN 55108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terry Reynolds (here, next to this marker); Kenneth Wayne Stauffer (here, next to this marker); Tom Greenwade (here, next to this marker); Marti Wolever (here, next to this marker); Phil Rizzo (here, next to this marker); Harold "Hep" Cronin (here, next to this marker); The Hamline Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Welcome to Victoria Street Station (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
More about this marker.
Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2014
3. Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium
Markers in distance, beyond Snoopy's outstretched right hand
The Saint Paul Saints Baseball Club is moving to Lowertown Stadium in downtown Saint Paul. The Hall of Fame markers will likely be relocated to the new stadium, which will open for the 2015 season.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saints to Induct Al Avila (August 10, 2012). (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Midway Stadium, St. Paul MN. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Saint Paul Saints Official Website. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Lowertown Ballpark, St. Paul MN. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Goldklang Group. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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