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Flavio Alfaro

For the town and canton in Ecuador, see Flavio Alfaro Canton.
Flavio Alfaro
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's Baseball
Summer Olympics
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Team

Flavio Alfaro was a member of the famous 1984 United States Olympic Baseball team. Alfaro was a shortstop with the San Diego State Aztecs when selected for the elite team alongside future well known Major League Baseball players such as Mark McGwire, Barry Larkin, Will Clark, Cory Snyder, Bobby Witt, Oddibe McDowell, Shane Mack, and Bill Swift to name a few. Alfaro would go on to play only one season in the minor leagues with the Durham Bulls of the Atlanta Braves' system. He hit .193 in 110 games for the Class A affiliate, four steps below the major leagues. He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers just prior to the 1986 season in a trade involving major leaguers Rick Cerone and Ted Simmons. however he retired over a dispute with Brewers management over which level in the minor leagues he would play. He was the first payer from the 1984 Olympic class to retire professionally. He appeared in the 1985 Topps baseball card set as a part of the U.S. Olympic team cards.

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