The Resource Alou : my baseball journey, Felipe Alou ; with Peter Kerasotis ; foreword by Pedro Martínez

Alou : my baseball journey, Felipe Alou ; with Peter Kerasotis ; foreword by Pedro Martínez

Label
Alou : my baseball journey
Title
Alou
Title remainder
my baseball journey
Statement of responsibility
Felipe Alou ; with Peter Kerasotis ; foreword by Pedro Martínez
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up in a tiny shack in the Dominican Republic, Felipe Alou never dreamed he would be the first man to go from his country to play and manage in Major League Baseball and also the first to play in the World Series. Today, the Dominican Republic produces more Major League players than any country outside the United States. In this extraordinary autobiography, Alou tells of his real dream: to become a doctor. An uncle was funding his university education when an improbable turn of events intervened at the 1955 Pan American Games. There as a track and field athlete, Alou was pressed into service on the baseball field to replace a player sent home for disciplinary reasons. A scout noticed Alou and offered him two hundred pesos to sign a pro contract. Knowing his father owed the grocer exactly two hundred pesos, Alou signed. Battling racism in the United States and political turmoil in his home country, Alou persevered, paving the way for younger brothers Matty and Jes?s and scores of other Dominicans, including his son Mois?s. A fourth Alou brother, Juan, might have joined the historic trio if not for the improbable direction his own life took. Alou played seventeen years in the Major Leagues, accumulating more than two thousand hits and two hundred home runs, and then managed another fourteen four with the San Francisco Giants and ten with the Montreal Expos, where he became the winningest manager in franchise history. Alou became a special friend of Roberto Clemente, roomed with Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, and Joe Torre, and suffered the tragic death of his firstborn son. Alou's pioneering journey is embedded in the history of baseball, the Dominican Republic, and a remarkable family
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1935-
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Alou, Felipe
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV865.A38
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kerasotis, Peter
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  • Alou, Felipe
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball managers
  • Dominican Americans
Label
Alou : my baseball journey, Felipe Alou ; with Peter Kerasotis ; foreword by Pedro Martínez
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 295 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496201522
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1692686
  • (OCoLC)1009307936
  • 1681853
  • (OCoLC)on1009307936
  • 1681853
  • 1692686
  • 1692686
Label
Alou : my baseball journey, Felipe Alou ; with Peter Kerasotis ; foreword by Pedro Martínez
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 295 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496201522
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1692686
  • (OCoLC)1009307936
  • 1681853
  • (OCoLC)on1009307936
  • 1681853
  • 1692686
  • 1692686

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