Felipe Alou had a career spanning 17 years as a baseball player, so it was only natural than when he retired he stayed close to the sport. In 1976, Alou joined the Expos organisation and became the batting coach and minor league manager. On the 22nd
May 1992, Alou was promoted from bench coach to field manager, making him the 1st
Dominican born manager in Major League history. In 1994, the Expos had the best record in the Major League and Felipe Alou was named National League Manager of the Year. In 2003, Felipe Alou became manager of the Giants, the team where he started his Major League Baseball career. In his first season as manager, the team won 100 games. Alou also managed the team into the playoffs.
Having had an extremely successful playing career and also managing career, Felipe Alou retired after the 2006 season with the Giants. It is safe to say he dedicated a lot of his time to the sport and achieved so much whilst he was a part of it. Many speak of Alou as being a well-respected and loved man whom a lot of people look up to. The Giants named their facility in the Dominican Republic after Alou, ‘The Felipe Alou Baseball Academy’. The facility serves as the headquarters for the Giant’s Latin American operations. It is an educational training centre and a hub for player development, for the team’s international prospects. It is evident that Felipe Alou’s playing, and managerial career has left a lasting legacy. A man adored by so many, Felipe Alou, Caribbean1st absolutely salutes you.