Moises Alou

New York Mets #18 - Left Field

  • Born: 07/03/66
  • Age: 47
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 229

Catching up: Conference call; Montreal baseball

White Sox's senior director of baseball operations talks to bloggers, and Olympic Stadium hosts Major League Baseball again

History: Marlins sign free agent Alou in 1996

On this day in team history, the Marlins signed free agent outfielder Moises Alou to a five-year contract in 1996. Alou was a former All-Star still in the prime of his career. The acquisition capped a flurry of offseason signings for Florida.

Marlins History: Carl Barger passed away

Twenty-one years ago today, Carl Barger, the Marlins' first team president, collapsed and passed away during the 1992 MLB Winter Meetings.

Marlins History: The first 1997 fire sale trade

Sixteen years ago, the Marlins traded All-Star Moises Alou, thus resulting in the start of the Marlins franchise developing a poor reputation.

History: Reviewing Steve Bartman and the Cubs

Yesterday was the ten-year anniversary of the Steve Bartman incident during Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Marlins. How does it look from the Marlins' side ten years later?

History: Marlins complete sweep of SF in '97 NLDS

On this day in team history, Florida rode a grand slam from Devon White to a 6-2 victory over the Giants in Game 3 of the 1997 NLDS. The victory completed a sweep for the Marlins in their first-ever playoff series, sending them to the NLCS.

Prospect Retrospective: Raul Ibanez, OF, Mariners

Raul Ibanez of the Mariners closes in on 300 homers. Not bad for a guy who didn't play regularly until he was 30.

This Date In Mets History: July 3

Alex Ochoa hits for the cycle as Mets roll over Phillies.

Hanley jams thumb in WBC final

Ramirez is expected back in Dodgers camp at Camelback Ranch on Wednesday to have further tests on his thumb.

A Very Odd Cubs Coincidence

You remember the Bartman play. (The national media won't let us forget.) But did you know something almost exactly like it happened in a famous Cubs game, 19 years earlier?

Reviewing Ballplayer/Pelotero: Swing for the fence

Documentary film gives you a box seat as youngsters work to escape poverty for their own field of dreams.

This Date In Mets History: January 1

Fernando Tatis celebrates his 37th birthday today. In 2008, following an unlikely turn of events, he became a feel-good story in a feel-bad season.

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