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Felipe Alou

Felipe Alou

Position(s):
CF, LF, OF, RF, 1B, 3B, SS
Born:
May 12, 1935
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'
Weight:
195 lbs
Major League Debut:
6-08-1958 with SFN
Allstar Selections:
1994 Mgr

Intro

In a lifetime in baseball, Felipe Alou has been a heralded prospect, an All-Star outfielder, a World Series hero, a coach, and a manager. he played in the Giants outfield with his two brothers, and managed his son, also an All-Star outfielder. In 2003, he returned to San Francisco tomange the club that he made his major league debut with 45 years earlier. His playing career is often overlooked, but he was very good, batting .300 three times, and .286 for his 17-year career. he hit 20 homers four times, and drove in 98 runs for the pennant-winning '62 Giants.

Best Season

In his first season in Atlanta, Felipe took advantage of the cozy ballpark, as he slugged a career-high 31 homers. Primarily batting leadoff, he also banged out 218 hits and scored 122 runs. His younger brother, Matty, won the NL batting title.

Factoid 1

On September 22, 1963, Felipe Alou (CF), Matty Alou (LF), and Jesus Alou (RF) played in the Giants outfield together for the first time.

Factoid 2

Felipe Alou managed and won more games for the Montreal Expos than anyone else in their history.

Transition

November 14, 1955: Signed by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent. December 3, 1963: Traded by the San Francisco Giants with a player to be named later, Ed Bailey, and Billy Hoeft to the Milwaukee Braves for Del Crandall, Bob Shaw, and Bob Hendley. The San Francisco Giants sent Ernie Bowman (January 8, 1964) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade. December 3, 1969: Traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Oakland Athletics for Jim Nash. April 9, 1971: Traded by the Oakland Athletics to the New York Yankees for Ron Klimkowski and Rob Gardner. September 6, 1973: Selected off waivers by the Montreal Expos from the New York Yankees. December 7, 1973: Purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Montreal Expos. April 29, 1974: Released by the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Delino DeShields, Detroit Tigers, Dusty Baker, Felipe Alou, Henry Rodriguez, Jeff Torborg, Jeffrey Loria, John Wetteland, Larry Walker, Los Angeles Dodgers, Luis Pujols, Matty Alou, Moises Alou, Montreal Expos, Pedro Martinez, San Francisco Giants, St. Paul Saints

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