Thu, Jan 13|
DSBC- Felipe Alou
Join us to discuss Felipe Alou and his pioneering journey embedded in the history of Major League Baseball.
Time & Location
Jan 13, 2022, 6:30 PM
Join us to discuss Felipe Alou and his pioneering journey battling racism in Major league baseball.
The book can be purchased at WordUp Books or other online retailers.
Felipe Alou grew up in a tiny shack in the Dominican Republic. He never dreamed he would be the first man, born and raised in his country, to play and manage in Major League Baseball and 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 Moisés. 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.