Signed as a free agent at age 17 in 1988 by Baltimore, Manny Alexander played mainly in the minors for Hagerstown AA and Rochester AAA, except for 4 games in the late innings as Cal Ripken Jr.'s replacement in 1992 and 3 games as a pinch runner in 1993. He batted .236 in 94 games with the Orioles in 1994.
Twice in his career, Manny Alexander had the daunting job of replacing Hall of Fame players. In 1996, Manny Alexander was the first to start at shortstop for Baltimore other than Cal Riken in 14 years. And, in 1997, while playing for the Cubs, he was inserted into the lineup to replace Ryne Sandberg at second base.
In his major league career, Manny Alexander, an excellent athlete, has filled the role as a utility infielder quite nicely, playing most recently with San Diego in 2005-06.
Manny Alexander baseball player