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Felipe Alou

San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. Felipe Alou Marker
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San Francisco Giants: 1958-1963
San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1962

Oldest of the Alou brothers, Felipe preceded Matty and Jesus in Giants outfield in 1958. A superb right fielder, his bust-out year was 1962, when he hit .316, 25 HR, 98 RBI. Dominican icon managed Giants from 2003-2006, posting 342-304 record and AL West title in 2003.

 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
 
Location. 37° 46.759′ N, 122° 23.385′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and 2nd Street, on the right on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tom Haller (here, next to this marker); Stu Miller (here, next to this marker); San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame (here, next to this marker); Gaylord Jackson Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Orlando Manuel Cepeda

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. Felipe Alou Marker - wide view
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(within shouting distance of this marker); King Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter A. Magowan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Felipe Alou (Wikipedia). "Felipe Rojas Alou (born May 12, 1935) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder, first baseman, and manager. He managed the Montreal Expos (1992–2001) and the San Francisco Giants (2003–2006). 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: he was the oldest of the trio of baseball-playing brothers that included Matty and Jesús, who were both primarily outfielders, and his son Moisés was also primarily an outfielder; all but Jesús have been named All-Stars at least twice. His son Luis, in turn, manages the New York Mets.... 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
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Topps Company, Inc. (courtesy of the National Museum of American History / Smithsonian Institution), 1959
3. Felipe Alou baseball card
National League twice in hits and once in runs. Batting regularly in the leadoff spot, he hit a home run to begin a game on 20 occasions. He later became the most successful manager in Expos history, leading the team from 1992 to 2001 before rejoining the Giants in 2003. On February 4, 2015, Alou was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, and in 2016, he was inducted in the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame." (Submitted on June 9, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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