Giants' statement on Matty Alou

Giants' statement on Matty Alou
November 3, 2011, 6:38 pm
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Official statement from San Francisco Giants:

The Giants were deeply saddened to learn about the passing of former Giants outfielder Matty Alou. Matty, who was a formidable player during his career, was a lifetime .307 hitter who collected 1,777 hits over 15 seasons, six with the Giants from 1960-65. He was a two-time All-Star and won the 1966 National League batting title with a .342 average while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although he played for six different teams, Matty remained a part of the Giants family as a long time employee and will be forever linked with his brothers Felipe and Jesus as the first all-brother Major League outfield.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Alou Family during this difficult time.

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