Sunday, March 5, 2017

BASEBALL BROTHERS- THE ALOUS: FELIPE, MATTY AND JESUS

It wasn’t too long ago that I came across this photo of the Alou Brothers, sparking the idea in my head of a “Baseball Brothers” thread for the decade, so I used it to create a 1974 card of the trio:


Granted, it would have been a tough one for Topps to have this card in the 1974 set to represent the “correct” teams they played for at the start of the year.
However, it was such a nice shot I figured it would do for the set.
What a brother-trifecta, no?
You have Felipe, who not only put in an all-star 17-year career with a couple of 200+ hit seasons along with some “pop” as evidenced by his 206 career homers, but then went on to have a very nice managerial career.
Then you have Matty, who took home a National league batting title in 1966 with a .342 mark, but also put in two 200+ hit seasons, finishing his 15-year career with a .307 batting average along with four straight seasons of .330+ averages between 1966-1969.
Then you have “little” brother Jesus, who also put in a 15-year career and ended up with a very nice .280 career batting average between 1963 and 1979.
Pretty amazing when you think about the fact that each had such a long career in the Majors, 47 years worth of playing time!

6 comments:

  1. Really dig that Matty Alou Yankee picture.

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  2. All 3 brothers played in the same outfield one time for the Giants on 9/15/1963.

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  3. NICE CARD WELL DONE !!!!!!!!!!!!! 3 GOOD BALLPLAYERS

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  4. Was Jesus a part of the '74 World Champion Oakkand A's? Were any of the Alou brothers part a World Championship team?

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    1. Jesus was part of the '73 and '74 A's World Champions. Matty was on the "72 A's World Champions.

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  5. A very nice trio and don't forget that Felipe's son is Moises who also had a 17 year career with some pretty good stats as well.

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