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Thursday, November 3, 2011

R.I.P., Matty Alou

One of the three brothers who (among many other feats) thrilled San Francisco Giants fans by sharing that team's outfield in the 1960s, has left the planet. He was 72.

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Thanks for the news, Jack. Among his other great baseball skills, and hitting was one of them, Matty was probably the best bunter ever.

It was great seeing him play in Portland in the early 60s when he was with the Tacoma Giants.

Sorry to hear about Matty. Those Giants teams in the 60's were fun to watch...the Alou brothers, not to mention Mays, McCovey, Cepeda and Marichal. It was their golden age. Alas, they never won a World Series. The loss in game 7 to the Yankees in '62, ending with McCovey's screaming line drive caught by Bobby Richardson,still hurts!

I was abandoned to San Francisco from '58-'63. The Giant's were a constant presence in our place. Alou was huge, but Mays...
My stepfather sold Fuller Brush to Mrs Mays.

The non-baseball playing, ballroom dancing fourth Alou brother, Bob, is greatly saddened today.

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