A two-time all star, Alvis spent nine years playing third base in the majors, mostly for the Cleveland Indians, between 1962-1970. He played in 12 games for Cleveland in 1962, then took over as the team’s starting third baseman the following season. He had a fine rookie campaign, hitting .274 with a career-high 22 home runs. Alvis would go on to post double-digit home runs over the next five seasons for the Tribe. He scored 88 runs for Cleveland in 1965, which was the first year he went to the All-Star Game. His second trip came in 1967 when he hit .267 with 21 home runs and a career-high 70 RBIs. Alvis stayed in Cleveland until his final year in the majors when he played 62 games for the Milwaukee Brewers. For his career Alvis hit .247 with 111 home runs.
Alvis’ debut came at Cleveland Stadium on September 11, 1962 against the Washington Senators. He started at third base and got his first big-league hit, a single off Claude Osteen, in the bottom of the fourth inning. The single scored Willie Tasby and put Cleveland up 1-0. The Indians went on to win the game 3-0.
Max Alvis – career stats