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Another great Latino passed this week. Mateo (Matty) Rojas Alou was a member of one of baseball’s greatest families. Dominican Today reports that Matty Alou has passed away at age 72 from an undisclosed ailment.
That’s Mateo Rojas Alou in the middle of the above picture with his younger brother Jesus on our left and older brother Felipe on the right. Though the full contributions of the brother trio might not fully be known to today’s younger baseball fans, the three Alous have made plenty of baseball history over the past 50 years.
During a Sept. 10, 1963 game against the Mets, the three Alou brothers became the only three brothers in baseball history to bat in the same half-inning. Five days later, they occupied all three spots in the Giants’ outfield for the first and only all-brother outfield in big-league history. (Felipe played all three outfield spots that day and would be traded to Milwaukee that offseason.)
The three Alou brothers would collect 5,094 combined hits over their careers, beating out Joe, Dom and Vince DiMaggio for the best three-brother total of all time.
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