We remember Felipe Alou who was born in The Dominican Republican on this day in 1935.
As a player, Alou was one of the most consistent hitters in the National League: .286, 206 HR, 852 RBI & 2,101 hits. Alou led the NL twice in hits. He broke with the Braves in Milwaukee and then had some great years at Atlanta.
As a manager, Alou was 691-717 with the Expos and later the Giants. His Expos had the best record in baseball (.649) the year of the 1994 strike. Wonder how deep those Expos would have gone that year?
Alou's two brothers, Matty & Jesus, also played in the majors.