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Encyclopedia > Felipe Alou

Felipe Rojas Alou (born May 12, 1935 in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic) is a former outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former manager of the San Francisco Giants. The first Dominican to play regularly in the major leagues, he is the most prominent member of one of the sport's most notable families of the late 20th century: his younger brothers Matty and Jesús were both longtime National League outfielders, and his son Moisés is a current outfielder with the New York Mets; all but Jesús have been named All-Stars at least twice. May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Bajos de Haina, also known simply as Haina, is a town and municipality in the San Cristóbal (province), of the Dominican Republic. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,4,11,24,27,30,36,42,44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Troy Union Cities / Trojans (1879-1882) Ballpark AT&T Park... Mateo Rojas Matty Alou (born December 22, 1938 in Haina, Dominican Republic) was a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. ... Jesús María Rojas Alou (born March 24, 1942 in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and New York Mets. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada (until 2005 when the Montreal Expos moved to Washington) and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Moisés Rojas Beltré (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an Dominican American All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. ... For the current season, see 2007 New York Mets season. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years...


During his 17-year career spent with the Giants, Milwaukee & Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, and Milwaukee Brewers, Alou played all three outfield positions regularly (736 games in right field, 483 in center, 433 in left), and led the National League in hits twice and runs once. Batting regularly in the leadoff spot, he hit a home run to begin a game on 20 occasions. He later became the winningest manager in Expos history, leading the team from 1992 to 2001 before rejoining the Giants in 2003. Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,21,35,41,42,44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 to 2004. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970-2000) Sicks Stadium (Seattle) (1969) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada (until 2005 when the Montreal Expos moved to Washington) and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ...

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Playing career

Alou lived in poverty in the Dominican Republic and dreamed of escaping it by becoming a doctor. However, a last minute switch from track and field to baseball at the Pan-American Games revealed a talent for the game as the Dominican team took gold. He still pursued a university career a while longer, but was finally forced to sign with the Giants in November 1955 for only $200 due to family financial problems. Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. ... The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


Alou made his major league debut in 1958 and was an All-Star in 1962, when he batted .316 with 25 home runs and 98 RBI. The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


Alou was joined by his brothers, Matty in 1960, and Jesus in 1963, who became the first all-brother outfield. The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


Alou was traded to the Braves before 1964. Two years later he enjoyed his best season, when he batted .327 with 31 home runs and led the league in runs (122), hits (218), at bats (666), and total bases (355); he finished second in the batting race to his brother Matty. He also had a good year in 1968, batting .317 and leading the league in hits (210) and at bats (662); he made the All-Star team both years. Alou continued to play with several more teams through 1974, though he never again approached this level of success. The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... In baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. ...


Managing career

After the end of his playing career, Alou became a batting coach and a minor league manager in the Montreal system. The Giants offered him the manager's spot in 1985, but he remained with the Expos out of loyalty; this paid off in 1992 when he became the Expos manager. The team was developing a core of young talent during this period, including Larry Walker, John Wetteland, Delino DeShields, and Alou's own son, Moisés. In 1994 the Expos had the best record in the major leagues; however, the strike that year denied the Expos a chance at getting to their first World Series, and ownership soon began dealing all their young talent to cut payroll. Alou was named the NL Manager of the Year. The Los Angeles Dodgers tried to lure him away in 1998, but he declined to leave Montreal. Eventually, Alou became the winningest manager in team history. In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo, California, USA) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who played as a closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ... Delino Lamont DeShields or Bop (born January 15, 1969 in Seaford, Delaware) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Montreal Expos (1990-93), Los Angeles Dodgers (1994-96), St. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... In Major League Baseball, the Manager of the Year Award is an honor given annually to the best managers in the American and National Leagues. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ...


Despite Alou's popularity in Montreal, the Expos' dismal record eventually led to his dismissal by new owner Jeffrey Loria, who replaced him with Jeff Torborg during the 2001 season. Several teams tried to lure Alou out of retirement, including the Boston Red Sox, but he would not budge. He finally agreed to serve a single year as the bench coach for Detroit Tigers rookie manager Luis Pujols (2002). Prior to the 2003 season, Alou was named manager of the Giants, the team where he began his professional baseball career, replacing Dusty Baker who had left to manage the Chicago Cubs. In his first season in San Francisco, he managed his team into the playoffs, where they were defeated by the Florida Marlins in the NL Division Series in 4 games. The Marlins went on to win the World Series. Jeffrey H. Loria is an art dealer and an owner of professional baseball teams, and is one of the most popular topics for college research papers. ... Jeffrey Allen Torborg (born November 26, 1941 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Bennett Park (1894-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (10) 2006 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 1940... Luis Pujols (born November 18, 1955) was managers of the Detroit Tigers for part of the 2002 season. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Johnnie B. Dusty Baker, Jr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5 42 (neither for a Marlins player) Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) also known as Dolphins Stadium (2005-2006) also known as Pro Player Stadium (1996-2004) also known as... The 2003 National League Division Series, the first round of the 2003 National League playoffs, pitted the NL East Champion Atlanta Braves (101-61) against the NL Central Champion Chicago Cubs (88-74), and the NL West Champion San Francisco Giants (100-62) against the Wild Card Florida Marlins (91...


In 2005, the Giants signed Moisés Alou to a one-year contract with an option for the 2006 season, reuniting him professionally with his father after seven seasons apart. The two plan to finish their respective careers together.[citation needed] The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ...


Despite his team's poor performance, the Giants signed the elder Alou to a one-year contract extension midway through the 2005 season, bringing him back for his fourth season as the team's manager. During the 2005 season, Alou and some Giants players, such as Omar Vizquel, were publicly offended by racially inflammatory comments made by local radio host Larry Krueger towards Giants hitters of Caribbean/Latin origin. In response, Alou refused to accept Krueger's apology and called him "this messenger of "Satan". Alou's contract ended after the 2006 season. He was replaced by former San Diego Padres manager Bruce Bochy. Larry Krueger is a sports radio talk show host. ... For other uses, see Satan (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Jack Murphy Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Bruce Douglas Bochy (born April 16, 1955 in Landes de Boussac, France) is the manager of the San Francisco Giants. ...


Playing statistics

 YEAR TEAM AGE G AB R H 2B 3B HR HR% RBI BB SO SB CS AVG SLG OBA OPS 1958 Giants 23 75 182 21 46 9 2 4 2.20 16 19 34 4 2 .253 .390 .325 .715 1959 Giants 24 95 247 38 68 13 2 10 4.05 33 17 38 5 3 .275 .466 .318 .784 1960 Giants 25 106 322 48 85 17 3 8 2.48 44 16 42 10 2 .264 .410 .299 .709 1961 Giants 26 132 415 59 120 19 0 18 4.34 52 26 41 11 4 .289 .465 .333 .798 1962 Giants 27 154 561 96 177 30 3 25 4.46 98 33 66 10 7 .316 .513 .356 .869 1963 Giants 28 157 565 75 159 31 9 20 3.54 82 27 87 11 2 .281 .474 .319 .793 1964 Braves 29 121 415 60 105 26 3 9 2.17 51 30 41 5 2 .253 .395 .306 .701 1965 Braves 30 143 555 80 165 29 2 23 4.14 78 31 63 8 4 .297 .481 .338 .819 1966 Braves 31 154 666 122 218 32 6 31 4.65 74 24 51 5 7 .327 .533 .361 .894 1967 Braves 32 140 574 76 157 26 3 15 2.61 43 32 50 6 5 .274 .408 .318 .726 1968 Braves 33 160 662 72 210 37 5 11 1.66 57 48 56 12 11 .317 .438 .365 .803 1969 Braves 34 123 476 54 134 13 1 5 1.05 32 23 23 4 6 .282 .345 .319 .663 1970 A's 35 154 575 70 156 25 3 8 1.39 55 32 31 10 5 .271 .367 .308 .675 1971 A's 36 2 8 0 2 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .375 .250 .625 Yankees 36 131 461 52 133 20 6 8 1.74 69 32 24 5 5 .289 .410 .334 .744 TOTALS 133 469 52 135 21 6 8 1.71 69 32 25 5 5 .288 .409 .333 .742 1972 Yankees 37 120 324 33 90 18 1 6 1.85 37 22 27 1 0 .278 .395 .326 .721 1973 Yankees 38 93 280 25 66 12 0 4 1.43 27 9 25 0 1 .236 .321 .256 .577 Expos 38 19 48 4 10 1 0 1 2.08 4 2 4 0 1 .208 .292 .240 .532 TOTALS 112 328 29 76 13 0 5 1.52 31 11 29 0 2 .232 .317 .254 .571 1974 Brewers 39 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 TOTALS 2082 7339 985 2101 359 49 206 2.81 852 423 706 107 67 .286 .433 .328 .761 LG AVERAGE 7022 866 1827 281 53 173 2.47 807 658 1057 96 61 .260 .389 .325 .715 POS AVERAGE 7173 976 1964 313 60 227 3.16 946 696 1146 101 64 .274 .429 .340 .769 
 YEAR TEAM RC RCAA RCAP OWP RC/G TB EBH ISO SEC BPA IBB HBP SAC SF GIDP OUTS PA POS 1958 Giants 24 -2 -4 .462 4.60 71 15 .137 .253 .453 2 1 1 1 1 141 204 RF 1959 Giants 35 3 -2 .529 4.95 115 25 .190 .267 .483 1 0 1 3 5 191 268 RF 1960 Giants 38 0 -3 .497 4.02 132 28 .146 .220 .433 1 2 3 4 9 255 347 LF 1961 Giants 62 7 -11 .547 5.33 193 37 .176 .255 .488 2 2 2 2 11 314 447 RF 1962 Giants 102 30 11 .648 6.85 288 58 .198 .262 .538 2 5 2 5 4 402 606 RF 1963 Giants 83 21 4 .623 5.21 268 60 .193 .257 .493 3 6 5 4 13 430 607 RF 1964 Braves 51 0 -3 .496 4.26 164 38 .142 .222 .432 5 4 1 5 5 323 455 CF 1965 Braves 90 22 12 .618 5.96 267 54 .184 .247 .506 4 5 4 4 6 408 599 1B 1966 Braves 122 45 32 .697 7.01 355 69 .206 .239 .537 6 12 2 2 11 470 706 1B 1967 Braves 72 1 -4 .502 4.46 234 44 .134 .192 .429 7 7 1 3 10 436 617 1B 1968 Braves 103 42 32 .722 5.83 290 53 .121 .195 .464 14 4 0 4 10 477 718 CF 1969 Braves 51 -10 -17 .416 3.81 164 19 .063 .107 .360 4 4 4 2 7 361 509 CF 1970 A's 63 -8 -22 .439 3.81 211 36 .096 .160 .384 6 1 4 6 13 447 618 LF 1971 A's 1 0 0 .455 3.86 3 1 .125 .125 .375 0 0 1 0 0 7 9 LF Yankees 59 5 -1 .535 4.50 189 34 .121 .191 .416 3 2 1 5 15 354 501 RF TOTALS 60 5 -1 .533 4.49 192 35 .122 .190 .415 3 2 2 5 15 361 510 1972 Yankees 41 9 0 .611 4.52 128 25 .117 .188 .414 1 2 1 2 8 245 351 1B 1973 Yankees 22 -13 -21 .291 2.66 90 16 .086 .114 .321 5 0 0 4 4 223 293 1B Expos 2 -5 -7 .083 1.29 14 2 .083 .104 .240 1 0 0 0 3 42 50 LF TOTALS 24 -18 -28 .255 2.45 104 18 .085 .113 .309 6 0 0 4 7 265 343 1974 Brewers 0 0 -1 .000 0.00 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 RF TOTALS 1021 147 -5 .565 4.99 3176 614 .146 .210 .452 67 57 33 56 135 5529 7908 LG AVERAGE 894 0 0 .500 4.37 2734 507 .129 .228 .426 81 47 62 52 159 5529 7840 POS AVERAGE 1048 153 0 .566 5.12 3076 600 .155 .257 .465 92 56 44 55 157 5529 8023 

League leadership rankings

Category Position Stat
1961 NL
Stolen bases t10th 11
1962 NL
Doubles t7th 30
Average 7th .316
Slg 8th .513
Rcaa 10th 30
Runs created/game 10th 6.85
Total bases t10th 288
Bpa 10th .538
1963 NL
Doubles 9th 31
Triples t7th 9
Slg 10th .474
Extra base hits t9th 60
Isolated power 8th .193
1966 NL
At bats 1st 666
Runs 1st 122
Hits 1st 218
Singles 4th 149
Doubles 4th 32
Home runs 8th 31
Hr/100 outs 10th 6.60
Average 2nd .327
Slg 9th .533
Ops 9th .894
Runs created 3rd 122
Rcaa 7th 45
Rcap t7th 32
Owp 7th .697
Runs created/game 7th 7.01
Total bases 1st 355
Extra base hits 4th 69
Total average 10th .835
Bpa 10th .537
Hit by pitches t3rd 12
Plate appearances 2nd 706
1967 NL
Hit by pitches t5th 7
1968 NL
Games t4th 160
At bats 1st 662
Hits t1st 210
Singles 2nd 157
Doubles t4th 37
Caught stealing t5th 11
Average 3rd .317
Oba 7th .365
Ops 10th .803
Runs created 5th 103
Rcaa 3rd 42
Rcap 4th 32
Owp 5th .722
Runs created/game 9th 5.83
Total bases 4th 290
Intentional walks 10th 14
Plate appearances 1st 718
Outs 8th 477
1969 NL
Worst ops 9th .663
Worst rcap t9th -17
1970 NL
Worst rcap 6th -22
1971 AL
Triples t8th 6
1973 AL
Worst rcap t5th -21

See also

This is an alphabetical list of 410 baseball players from the Dominican Republic who have played in Major League Baseball between 1956 and 2005. ...

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Preceded by
Dusty Baker
National League Manager of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
Don Baylor
Preceded by
Tom Runnells
Montreal Expos Manager
1992-2001
Succeeded by
Jeff Torborg
Preceded by
Dusty Baker
San Francisco Giants Manager
2003-2006
Succeeded by
Bruce Bochy

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Felipe Rojas Alou (born May 12 1935 in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic) is a former outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball and the current manager of the San Francisco Giants.
Alou made his major league debut in 1958 and was an All-Star in 1962, when he batted.316 with 25 home runs and 98 RBI.
In 1959, Alou was joined by both of his brothers, who became the first all-brother outfield and the first brothers to bat and be retired in order.
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