The fourth Hispanic baseball manager in history and the first player to bat for the Atlanta Braves, Felipe Alou had a brilliant 17-year career in the majors. He batted .286, played in three All-Star games, became the 31st player with over 2,000 hits and 200 home runs, and with his two younger brothers, was part of the first and only trio of siblings to play on the same team, covering left-field, center-field and right-field positions for the San Francisco Giants. Previously the manager of the Montreal Expos, Alou was named National League Manager of the Year in 1994. The first hispanic coach to manage and win an All-Star game, he said that he felt “awesome” and hoped it was an encouragement for the Latino community.
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Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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