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Author Alou, Felipe, 1935-

Title Alou: My Baseball Journey
Published [Place of publication not identified] : University of Nebraska Press : University of Nebraska Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Part 1; 1. A Name; 2. A Childhood; Part 2; 3. Coming to America; 4. Just Give Me a Chance; 5. Moving Up; Part 3; 6. The Rookie; 7. Roberto Clemente; 8. Beginning of the End; 9. Dawn of a Decade; 10. Dark Days; 11. Death of a Dictator; 12. The Road to the World Series; 13. 1962 World Series; 14. The Alous Said Hello; the Giants Said Goodbye; Part 4; 15. Brave New World; 16. Settling In; 17. Trouble at Home; 18. Hitting the Sweet Spot; 19. Family Matters; 20. Winding Down; Part 5; 21. The Transition; 22. The Road Back
23. Big Time Again in the Big Leagues24. A New Beginning; 25. 1994; 26. The Demise of the Expos and Me; 27. It Ainâ#x80;#x99;t Over till Youâ#x80;#x99;re Done; 28. Managing Philosophy; 29. You Can Go Home Again; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Chronology
Summary Growing up in a tiny shack in the Dominican Republic, Felipe Alou never dreamed he would be the first man born and raised in his country to play and manage in Major League Baseball--and also the first to play in the World Series. In this extraordinary autobiography, Alou tells of his real dream to become a doctor, and an improbable turn of events that led to the pro contract. Battling racism in the United States and political turmoil in his home country, Alou persevered, paving the way for his brothers and scores of other Dominicans, including his son Moises. Alou played seventeen years in the Major Leagues, accumulating more than two thousand hits and two hundred home runs, and then managed for another fourteen years--four with the San Francisco Giants and ten with the Montreal Expos, where he became the winningest manager in franchise history. Alou's pioneering journey is embedded in the history of baseball, the Dominican Republic, and a remarkable family. Purchase the audio edition
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 23, 2018)
Subject Alou, Felipe, 1935-
Alou, Felipe, 1935-
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
Dominican Americans -- United States -- Biography
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Baseball players
Dominican Americans
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Kerasotis, Peter
ISBN 9781496207937