After what happened to us, I really want another shot at winning a world championshipMets give Moises Alou a new deal Nov 01, 2007
We think Vargas and Bostick are two promising left-handed pitchers and we're happy to have them in the organizationMets get Vargas from Marlins Nov 20, 2006
Anytime you do something to help your team win, whether you're playing against your dad or anybody else, you feel pretty good about itChi. Cubs 4; San Francisco 2 Apr 30, 2003
I can't even really tell you how everyone felt about playing the game tonightChi. Cubs 8, St. Louis 3 Jun 23, 2002
I can't even really tell you how everyone felt about playing the game tonightIn Sports from United Press International Jun 23, 2002
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.