Al was the quiet leader of the vaunted Arizona Softball Whores. When power and speed were all the rage, Al became the wily veteran of "going oppo". Al perfected the art of hitting it to the backside and hustling for the double. Al also displayed his defense by catching everrything in his range, and perfecting the art of turning two at second base. Al was admired for his constant hustle and will to win. He was instrumental in the Arizona success story in the 1980's and 1990's.