Alvin Montgomery

Al Montgomery

Al Montgomery had a bright future ahead of him in 1939 when, playing for the Bees, he led the Arizona-Texas League in home runs. Promoted to the Boston Braves of the National League in 1940 at age 20, Montgomery played only a year in the big leagues. In April 1942, while on his way back north after spring training in Florida, he was killed in a traffic accident in Waverly, Virginia. He was 21.