Saturday, January 2, 2021


Today's blog post has a revised 1970 card for former all-star outfielder Matty Alou, who was one of the starters for the National League in the 1969 "Midsummer Classic":

Alou had himself quite a 1969 season, the best of his very nice 15-year career, leading the league with 231 hits and 41 doubles while also hitting .331 and stealing 22 bases for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Back in 1966 he was also a batting champ, leading the N.L. with a .342 average while collecting 183 hits in 535 at-bats in what was his first full season of his career.
Between 1966 and 1969 he never hit below .331, and he added another three years of .300+ averages as well.
By the time he left the game he totaled 1777 hits, with a .307 batting average, and was twice named to an all-star team.
Of course, we all know that he was part of a long-lasting baseball family, beginning with him and his two brothers, Felipe and Jesus, as well as cousin Jose, before they handed off the torch to Moises Alou and Mel Rojas later on.
Pretty cool in my book…



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