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ALOU YOU NEED TO KNOW
Compiled by David Sabino
June 09, 2003
The Alous made their mark in the major leagues—brothers Felipe, Matty and Jesus combined for more than 5,000 hits in 47 total seasons—and Felipe's son Moises still carries the family banner
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June 09, 2003

Alou You Need To Know

The Alous made their mark in the major leagues—brothers Felipe, Matty and Jesus combined for more than 5,000 hits in 47 total seasons—and Felipe's son Moises still carries the family banner

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BROTHERS

HITS

Felipe, Jesus and Matty Alou

5,094

Dom, Joe and Vince DiMaggio

4,853

Ed, Frank and Jim Delahanty*

3,979

Joe, Luke and Tommy Sewell

3,619

Clete, Cloyd and Ken Boyer

3,559

*The best combination of the five Delahanty brothers

THREE UP, THREE DOWN

On Sept. 10, 1963, the day Jesus was called up to to complete the Giants' Alou trifecta, all three brothers batted in the eighth inning against Mets righthander Carlton Willey. It was the only time three siblings hit in the same half-inning. Willey retired the Alous in order.

THE ALL-ALOU OUTFIELD

Five days later the Alou brothers made history by playing together in the San Francisco outfield for the final two innings of a 13-5 rout of the Pirates. Matty played leftfield, Felipe was in center, and Jesus was in right. The brothers would fill the outfield once more before Felipe was traded to the Braves in the off-season.

POWER TRIO

The Alou brothers played in 5,129 games and collected more hits than any other trio of brothers in big league history.

THE SERIES STORY

All four members of the Alou family have played in at least one World Series, with varying degrees of success.

DYNAMIC DUO

Matty Alou won the National League batting title in 1966 with a .342 average for the Pirates. Felipe hit .327 for the Braves to finish second. It's the only time brothers have finished one-two in a big league batting race.

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