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Bucs: Former Pirate Matty Alou Dies At 72

By: Chris Gates
(Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Former Pittsburgh Pirate Matty Alou died Thursday at the age of 72.

Alou played for the Pirates from 1966-70 after playing for five years in San Francisco. He also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.

Alou was a lifetime .307 hitter with 1,777 career hits and 427 RBI. He was a two-time All-Star with the Pirates in 1968 and 1969 and won the 1966 National League batting title with a .342 average.

Many consider him as one of the best players to come out of the Dominican Republic in baseball history.

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