All you need to know about how legendary MLB outfielder Jesus Alou passed away at the age of 80.
Jess Alou, a member of one of baseball’s most illustrious families and a two-time winner of the World Series, passed away on Friday at the age of 80, according to an announcement made by the Giants.
Alou created history on September 15, 1963, when he played in the same outfield as his two elder brothers, Felipe and Matty Alou, for the first time during the first six seasons of his 15-year career with the Giants. Alou spent the first six seasons of his career with the Giants. In the beginning of the game, Felipe was the lone player in right field. Later on in the game, Matty and Jess, a 21-year-old rookie who had just recently made his debut in the Major Leagues, joined Felipe there.
Although he was never able to achieve the same level of success as his brothers, both of whom went on to become All-Star outfielders, Alou played for the Giants from 1962 all the way through 1968, during which time he hit.279 with 18 home runs and participated in 633 games with the team.
The circumstances surrounding Jesus Alou’s passing are not currently known to the general public. Despite the fact that he was never properly diagnosed with any condition, it has been suggested in a number of reports that he has in the past suffered from two cardiovascular mishaps.
Jesus Alou will forever be an icon of the sport
On March 24, 1942, Jesus Maria Rojas Alou was born in Bajos de Haina, which is located in the Dominican Republic. Although he played for the Giants from 1963 until the end of his career in 1979, he was sidelined for the 1976 and 1977 seasons due to injury.
Alou would go on to play for the Houston Astros, the Oakland Athletics, and the New York Mets in addition to his time spent with the San Francisco Giants. In 1973 and 1974, he was a part of the Athletics team that won the World Series both times. Alou was also a member of the Montreal Expos organization for a short period of time.
After being selected by the Montreal Expos in the 1968 Expansion Draft, he parted ways with the San Francisco Giants. Yet, he was never on the field for the Montreal Expos because they dealt him away to the Houston Astros in the offseason between the 1968 and 1969 seasons.
In 1973, Alou made his way back to the Bay Area by signing with the A’s. He played a supporting role for the A’s down the stretch and hit.306 to help Oakland win its second World Series championship in a row. The following season, he and the A’s won the World Series for a second consecutive time. Alou was a player until the end of the 1979 season when he announced his retirement.
batter with a 280 batting average, 32 home runs, and 31 stolen bases throughout the course of his career with the Giants, Astros, A’s, and Mets. Since 2002, he has been employed by the Red Sox as a scout, and he also held the position of director of the Red Sox’s baseball academy in the Dominican Republic.
The Boston Red Sox released a statement following his death. The statement wrote: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jesus Alou a 2x World Series champion, with over 60 years in baseball as a player, coach, scout, & ambassador, Jay was the patriarch of the Red Sox Dominican Academy & Lindos Sueños, bringing together communities within Red Sox Nation.”
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