Alex Cora (Jose Alexander “Alex” Cora) representing himself as the baseball analyst works for ESPN. Born on October 18, 1975, Cora is a former professional baseball infielder and played baseball for University of Miami. Cora was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico and he did his schooling from Bautista HS(Caguas, PR) and Colegio Bautista(Carolina, PR). He is the brother of another famous name in baseball Joey Cora, who played for San Diego Padres in 1985.
LIFE & CAREER
He started his career in Baseball from collegiate baseball at the university of Miami. Before playing for Miami he got drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball 1993 but he didn’t sign for them. During his days in Miami, in 1995 and 1996, he was selected in College World Series all-tournament. But they lost title game against Louisiana State University in 1996. He was awarded as the best collegiate defensive player by Baseball America in 1996 and again drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round. He debuted for major league, signing for Dodgers on June 7, 1998, and played from Dodgers for seven years.
During his time in Dodgers, he batted 246 with 27 home runs and 173 RBIs. After playing for seven years for Dodgers, Cora joined Cleveland Indians as a free agent and appeared there in 49 games, with 22 starts shortstop and 14-second base. He spent next one year in Cleveland Indians, batting 205 with a home run and 8RBIs. During his career, he played for Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, St Louis cardinals and Detroit Tigers. Cora who has debuted on June 7, 1998, retired at the age of 35 on September 28, 2011. During his major league career, Alex Cora batted in 243 average, 35 home runs and 486 Runs batted in. For the last time, he appeared in Major League Baseball for the Washington Nationals on September 28, 2011.
“There are a lot of kids out there and people who are having conversations and not paying attention to the game and they can get hit. I’ve got a glove and I can get hurt out there. Imagine what can happen if you don’t have a glove.”
Left-hander batter Alex Cora has a height of 6’ 0’’ and weigh 200lb. Being a baseball player, Cora seems to have maintained is body physique well. Cora got married to Nilda Cora. He has two children with Nilda named Camila Cora and Jeriel Cora. Although he might had been in a relationship in past but there has not been any report about Cora past affairs and there is no any rumors about his divorce with current wife.. 40 years old Cora might have made good money but his earnings have not been disclosed yet. Recently in 2013, joined ESPN and ESPN Deportes and started to work as a color analyst. During off season, Cora loves to have a good time in his home town Caguas, Puerto Rico with his two daughters.