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Felipe Alou Biography

Son Of A Carpenter, A Player In The Major Leagues, A New Career As Manager

1935-

Dominican baseball player

Felipe Alou is the second Dominican in the history of major league baseball to become a major league player. His career as a player spanned 17 years starting in 1958, and afterwards he switched to managing and managed a total of 1,635 minor league games, as well as many games in the Latin American leagues during the off-seasons. He also spent brief periods as a major league coach before becoming the first Dominican major league manager in the history of the game at the age of 57, in May of 1992, when he began managing the Montreal Expos. He left the Expos in 2001 and signed on as manager with the San Francisco Giants in 2002.

Sketch by Michael Belfiore

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