S.F. Giants’ new baseball complex bears the name of a favorite son
Santo Domingo.- Among anecdotes and remembrances, Felipe RojasAlou thanked the San Francisco Giants for the distinction of putting his name onthe organization’s new baseball complex in Tierra Alta, Boca Chica, just halfan hour east of the capital.
"This is a great recognition. The Rojas Alou family stingsand spreads," he said at the opening of the sports complex built on morethan 41,000 square meters.
Alou recalled that he joined the Giants in 1955, when theywere still in New York.
He debuted in the majors on that team in 1958 and remaineduntil 1963 when he was traded to Milwaukee. "I’ll never forget that when Iwas traded from the Giants to the Milwaukee Braves that created turmoil in theRojas Alou family, which didn’t end until the Montreal Expos released me asmanager in 2001 and I returned to the Giants in 2003."
The former slugger said shared his memories during theopening of the academy accompanied by Ozzie Virgil, Juan Marichal and hisbrother Jesus.