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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 234 of 984 players
Alou
Jesus Maria Rojas Alou
Born: March 24, 1942 at Haina, Dominican Republic
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 190

Jesus Alou was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on October 17, 2009.

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First Mets game: April 16, 1975
Last Mets game: September 26, 1975

Brother of Felipe Alou
Brother of Matty Alou
Uncle of Moises Alou





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Casper Clumphammer
March 2, 2001
Didn't this guy always have some kind of neck problem ? Couldn't figure if it was his neck that was stiff or he had a marble rolling around inside his head.

murphy
June 4, 2001
Notice the second middle name for Alou...it's Rojas. As in Mel Rojas, who is the nephew of Jesus, Felipe and Matty Alou and cousin of Moises Alou. I guess we know which side of the family got all of the baseball talent.

Mr. Sparkle
February 5, 2002
When I was a kid I remember my older brother having a friend over while we were watching a game. He lanced into Jesus for his "half-moon" socks. He wore the uniform like Todd Zeile with the high pant bottoms and the blue stirrups down low so that you could only see a half circle of white beneath. I never really thought about that style before that but I hated it ever since.

Tim
February 3, 2003
He did this rolling neck thing while in the batters box, very unique. I liked all the Alou's growing up as a Giants fan. Felipe and Matty his older brothers both really came into their own after leaving SF. I think that Felipe's hiring as new Giants manager is a perfect fit.

Mark
March 13, 2005
It figures - there were three Alou brothers and the Mets got the least talented of the three. I too remember him twisting the neck around when the came to the plate. I seem to remember Ralph Kiner making a really funny comment about it one time.

Jamey Bumbalo
June 10, 2006
Sure, he was the least talented of the three Alou brothers, but he deserves credit for wearing his pants in the old style of showing lots of sock. I don't like seeing today's players wear their pants sagging around their ankles. I don't remember the neck roll, but I do recall the high leg kick.

feat fan
January 28, 2007
Actually was a good ballplayer, above average arm, range and solid line drive hitter that refused to walk. By the time he arrived in Flushing, many of his skills had diminished and he was principally a pinch hitter.

Tapioca Valentine
February 11, 2007
Though he may not have been the biggest bat, or the fleetest of foot, I will say this...soft, delicate lips

pockmarx
October 19, 2011
I was a big fan of his brother Matty during the 1960's and early 70's.

I had high hopes for the 1975 team when it was first put together in the off season, for it seemed as though the Mets were finally attempting to bring in offensive players. Guys like Dave Kingman, John Milner, Rusty Staub, Del Unser, John Stearns and Joe Torre together would be able to form a good solid lineup.

When I heard that Jesus Alou had been added to the team in Spring Training I was very happy because I remembered a few high average seasons he had under his belt with some of his previous teams.

This guy swung at everything and if he was lucky enough he would have his bloops and bleeders fall in and he would have a good average on the season.

He was not lucky in 1975. I was at a game when he was called on to pinch hit late in a game that the Mets were losing. He swung at the first pitch and he hit a dribbler that rolled about five feet in fair territory up the first baseline. He was out before his second foot left the batters box.

He hardly struck out. He hardly hit a home run. He hardly made a difference. I loved this guy like I love brand new underpants.









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