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Alou

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Pat L, Reviewer

Last updated on 05 Dec 2018

I Recommend This Book

Strongly

I grew up watching Felipe Alou and then his two brothers playing baseball during the 60’s and 70’. I also remember him as the manager of the Montreal Expos. I did not know about his life from or on the Dominic Republic. That was very informative, along with the racism he faced in the 50’s and then after talking about the experiences he had as a Latin player. A 1963 article in Sport magazine would talk about what he saw and what he felt, he would also be fined by then Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick. He would devote an entire chapter to this. He goes into the loss of his son, the time he spent with Willie McCovey, Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda and others. I really liked how he went into talking about the 1994 Expos team and the player from that team. He also gives his opinion on the DH rule and how he thinks that the National League should adapt the rule. I found this to be a very good book and really enjoyed the read.

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