Matty Alou 1938-2011
The Giants were deeply saddened to learn about the passing of former Giants outfielder Matty Alou. Matty, who was a formidable player during his career, was a lifetime .307 hitter who collected 1,777 hits over 15 seasons, six with the Giants from 1960-65. He was a two-time All-Star and won the 1966 National League batting title with a .342 average while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although... he played for six different teams, Matty remained a part of the Giants family as a long time employee and will be forever linked with his brothers – Felipe and Jesus – as the first all-brother Major League outfield.
Alou batted over .330 for four consecutive years beginning in 1966, which was probably the toughest era in baseball history for hitters. He hit 90 points above the NL average in 1968. He had a unique batting stance but I can't find any pictures of it.
Edited by Eephus, 16 April 2014 - 08:46 AM.