Every once in awhile, the Red Sox pick up a veteran player for a year, or just the stretch run that was a star at one point that I become fascinated with. It's a player that is basically only a role player at that point in their career, but may show flashes of their old brilliance. It's so unusual to see them as a member of the Red Sox, that I try to find as many of their cards as possible. This series will be about some of those players.
Alicea was an underrated part of the 1995 team that won their division. He did a lot of the little things to help the team win. He hit .270/.367/.375 for the season and hit six home runs. In one game he hit home runs from both sides of the plate. Alicea also stole 13 bases and came in second in the league for sacrifice hits and sixth for sacrifice flies, showing a willingness to sacrifice himself for the good of the team.
In the postseason, Alicea was one of the few players that played well in the three game sweep at the hands of the Indians. He had six hits in the three games and hit a home run, a double and stole a base.