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RIP, Matty Alou

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Former batting champion and the second of the three Alou brothers to reach the major leagues. Brother of Felipe and Jesus, uncle of Moises:


  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    RIP.He is with Jesus now.
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Both of them?
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I know it's a trinity but there is only 1 Jesus.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    He made the Hardline trifecta instantaneously, so he was pretty good. RIP.
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    He was on third base when Willie McCovey lined out to Bobby Richardson to end the 1962 World Series. Had a bunt single to lead off the ninth, and then had to stop at third when right fielder Roger Maris made a great play on Willie Mays' opposite-field double with two outs.
  7. lesboulez

    lesboulez Member

    this makes me sad...
  8. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Back in the day, quite a slap hitter who made a career out of contact. Sort of the Ichiro of his day. Alou brothers started together in the outfield, made history.
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Really found his stride with the Pirates. But, dammit, I keep thinking of the story about the Alou brothers and sisters that didn't play baseball ...
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    RIP to a great hitter.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    There has always been doubt whether he "had to" stop at third, and a belief that if it had been Mays on first and Alou hitting the double, it would have been a tie score or at least a play at the plate.
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I've heard Mays in a couple of interviews say he would have run through the stop sign at third and try to score.
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