Jesus Alou

Jesus, the biggest but slowest of the three Alou brothers, was usually called “Jay” by broadcasters, who feared a report “Jesus strikes out!” might be construed as blasphemy. When he joined Felipe and Matty on the Giants late in 1963, they appeared as the only ML all-brother outfield. The next season, when Felipe was traded, Jesus replaced him as the Giants’ rightfielder. A competent contact hitter, he lacked Felipe’s home run power and Matty’s speed. He later played on Oakland’s 1973-’74 World Champions, mostly as a DH or pinch hitter.

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