Luis Alicea


Served as envoy

  • 2017  –  Ecuador

Born on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, one of baseball’s most prominent talent hotbeds, Luis began playing baseball from an early age which eventually led to him playing baseball at Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida. Where Luis set a school record with a 27 game hit streak earning him All-American honors. Luis was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 23rd overall pick in the 1st round of the 1986 amateur June draft. Luis played 13 seasons in the Majors with 5 teams which encompassed 1,341 total games and a career .260 batting average. Upon his retirement from the game in 2002 Luis began to coach and managed the Boston Red Sox affiliates, Lowell Spinners in 2004 and 2005 and in 2006 was back in the Majors when Boston hired him as a first base coach, then the Mets in 2009. Now Luis spends his days “learning as much as possible and to teach others about life after sport”. Luis also enjoys giving back to his community and teach youth about the game of baseball, and also recently created the “Luis Alicea Scholarship Fund to help raise money and help kids in need”.