Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, with six Cy Young Awards between them, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas are new names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
Moises Alou likely out for season

Moises Alou likely out for season

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- An MRI Thursday revealed that 42-year-old New York Mets left fielder Moises Alou has a torn left hamstring and is likely sidelined for the rest of the season.

Trot Nixon's return to the majors delayed

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Trot Nixon's return to the major leagues was delayed Saturday night when the inter-league contest between the New York Mets and Texas Rangers was rained out.

MLB: Arizona 9, N.Y. Mets 5

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks, buoyed by four homers, rallied to a 9-5 win over the New York Mets Tuesday in a game interrupted for an hour by rain.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 11, N.Y. Yankees 2

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Jose Reyes slugged a three-run home run for the New York Mets, who buried the New York Yankees 11-2 Sunday.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 3

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Church had a homer, a double and four RBI Tuesday to help the New York Mets earn a 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 12, Cincinnati 6

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Carlos Beltran's two hits and five RBI keyed the New York Mets' 12-6 rout of Cincinnati in the opener of a day/night double-header.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 7, Arizona 2

PHOENIX, May 3 (UPI) -- Ryan Church and David Wright hit home runs Friday and the New York Mets handed Micah Owings his first loss of the year in downing Arizona 7-2.

Mets OF Moises Alou needs hernia surgery

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- New York Mets outfielder Moises Alou will be sidelined four to six weeks because of hernia surgery.

Mets give Moises Alou a new deal

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The New York Mets decided to bring back veteran outfielder Moises Alou for the 2008 season.

MLB: Washington 9, N.Y. Mets 6

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Ryan Church drove in four runs Wednesday, as the Washington Nationals again clipped the struggling NL East-leading New York Mets 9-6.

MLB: Washington 10, N.Y. Mets 9

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Tom Glavine suffered a loss for the first time since early July Tuesday as Washington held off a late rally by the New York Mets to win 10-9.

MLB: Washington 13, N.Y. Mets 4

NEWYORK, N.Y., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Chico won his first career road start Monday as the Washington Nationals posted a 13-4 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 7, Florida 6 (11 inn.)

MIAMI, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- David Wright hit an RBI single in the top of the 11th inning Sunday afternoon, as the New York Mets edged the Florida Marlins, 7-6.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 8, Washington 4

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- David Wright drove in three runs Wednesday, helping carry the New York Mets to an 8-4 victory over Washington.
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Moises Alou
Chicago Cubs outfielder Moises Alou hits a single against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning Monday, April 18, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (UPI Photo/Tannen Maury)

Moisés Rojas Alou (usually pronounced /ˈmɔɪzɨs əˈluː/ in English; Spanish pronunciation: ; born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball. His father Felipe, who managed Moises with the Expos from 1992 to 1996 and the Giants from 2005 to 2006, as well as uncles Matty and Jesús, and cousin Mel Rojas, all had long careers in Major League Baseball. As of 2008, he was one of four active major leaguers (along with Prince Fielder, Ken Griffey, Jr., and Daryle Ward) to hit 20 home runs in a season whose fathers had also hit 20 home runs in an MLB season. Alou is married to Austria Alou; they have three sons: Percio, Kirby and Moisés Jr.

At the age of 18, Alou was more interested in playing basketball during his youth, and did not play organized baseball until he attended Cañada College in Redwood City, California. It was there that baseball scouts noticed his bat speed and speed on the basepaths. In 1986, Alou was the second overall pick in the amateur draft, chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1990, he was traded to the Montreal Expos where he would later play under his father while he managed the Expos.

Alou suffered a severe ankle injury in 1993 that would rob him of his speed and force him to become strictly a corner outfielder. He recovered in 1994, hitting .339 and hit the game-winning hit in the year's All-Star Game. For the next two seasons, he would enjoy success at the plate in Montreal, however losing a number of games due to injury.

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