Friday, November 4, 2011

Dominican Baseball star Mateo Alou dies

On Thursday
morning died Mateo Rojas Alou, former dominican baseball player, his nephew Jesus Alou son reported that his uncle "Matty" had been very sick and had several complications, to the extent that 3 weeks ago had to put a heart pacemaker in the Miami, where he died.

Mateo Alou was 72 and played 15 seasons in the major leagues, having been with San Francisco, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Oakland, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.

Lifetime he batted .307 and was champion bat in the NL in 1966 with .342 average.

Mateo and his brothers Felipe and Jesus had a historic day on September 15, 1963, when they played the three at the same time in the outfield for the San Francisco Giants in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field.

The Alou brothers also played for the Leones del Escogido from the Dominican Republic, team whose current general manager is former baseball player Moises Alou, Felipe's son.

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