|Intro||American baseball player|
|Is|| Athlete |
United States of America
|Birth|| 26 October 1961 |
For the town and canton in Ecuador, see Flavio Alfaro Canton.
Flavio Roman Alfaro (born October 26, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is a former baseball player and member of the 1984 United States Olympic Baseball team.
High school and college
Alfaro attended Poly High School in San Fernando, California, where he played on the school’s baseball team. After graduating, he attended the College of the Canyons from 1981 to 1982. In his two seasons there, he had batting averages of .361 and .369, respectively, and was well-regarded for his defensive play. Alfaro then transferred to San Diego State University, where he played for the San Diego State Aztecs baseball team in 1983 and 1984.
Olympics and professional career
While playing for the Aztecs, Alfaro was 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, three 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 player from the 1984 Olympic class to retire professionally. Shortly after retirement, Alfaro worked at an auto parts organization in Houston.