World Series: Yordan Alvarez’s Family Is Here From Cuba to Cheer for Astros
An estranged uncle is a familiar face in the Bay Area, a player for many years in the majors, but in the past year he has become something else: a national symbol, at least for a while. And so, with the game on the line Tuesday night, Yordan Alvarez’s uncle Jhoulys Chacín, aka J.C., aka the uncle from Cuba, a player that the Astros have had to field since 2004 by choice of former manager Bo Porter, has returned to the Bay Area to stand with the Astros and family for two nights (for which he was paid $30,000).
“It’s like having a family member come to the game,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday night. “They’re always here, they’re always there, they’ve always been a part of the family. I’m very happy and excited that he will be here for our team. I love that family. I’ve always loved that family and I’ve always supported him. They’re always with us.”
Yordan Alvarez, as you probably know by now, has a very unique relationship with his family. In the past year, he has become something else: a national symbol, at least for a while. Alvarez has a very unique relationship with his family. In the past year, he has become something else: a national symbol, at least for a while.
He is not exactly a family member for these people here in the United States. But he is the oldest living son of Ernesto “Che” Alvarez, who starred in the majors in the 1940s. He is also the brother of Carlos “Checo” Alvarez. And he is the son-in-law of Yolanda,