Matty Alou

The Alous (Matty, center) when they played for the San Francisco Giants

One of the greatest batters of the 1960s, and part of a trio of brothers that played in the major leagues (they collectively hold the all-time base-hits record for a family; this includes the three DiMaggio brothers), Matty Alou died yesterday. I (Evander) best remember Alou’s prolific batting, along with the great Roberto Clemente and Manny Mota, for the incredible Pittsburgh Pirates of the era. I was forced to follow National League baseball in this period since the Yankees were putrid and the Mets were not much better.

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