One of many fine Latin-American players imported by Washington owner Clark Griffith,
Carrasquel had a fine fastball, which complemented well the famed Senator knuckle-ball
staffs of the early 1940s. The tall Venezuelan became more of an asset to the Senators
as his pitching savvy increased and he moved more into relief roles. All of his decisions
came as a Senator and his brief fling with Chicago consisted of three appearances.
»January 2, 1946: The White Sox buy P Alex Carrasquel and SS Fred Vaughan from the Senators. Carrasquel will make only three appearances for Chicago before being farmed out. When the Sox acquire his nephew Chico Carrasquel in 1949, the Sox will swap Alex for reliever Luis Aloma, who will act as an interpreter for the young Venezuelan shortstop.
»February 28, 1946: Alex Carrasquel, White Sox pitcher, signs a 3-year contract with the Mexican League, the first shot in the event that will dominate baseball even more than the return of the war veterans.