Jesús Alou dead in an “accident”: His cause of death explained
Jesús Alou Cause of Death: Jesús Alou, a celebrated baseball player and two-time World Series champion, passed away on Friday at the age of 80.
Jesús Alou was an iconic figure in the world of baseball and will be deeply missed by fans, players, and colleagues alike.
Jesús Alou Cause of Death
Jesús Alou died from “cardiovascular accidents,” he suffered sometime ago and he was not dealing with any serious illness before his , according to ESPN.
During his 15-year career, Alou played on four different teams, winning both of his World Series titles as a member of the Oakland Athletics in 1973 and 1974. The A's released a statement expressing their sorrow at the news of Alou's passing, calling him “a key member of our World Series-winning teams in 1973 & 74 and forever a member of the A's family.”
Alou's baseball career began in 1960 when he was signed by the San Francisco Giants. He spent the first six years of his career with the Giants, hitting .279 with 18 home runs in 633 games. On September 15, 1963, Alou made history when he and his two brothers, Felipe and Matty Alou, appeared in the same outfield together, making it the first time that three brothers had played in the same game, according to MLB Network.
The Giants took to Twitter to express their condolences at the passing of Jesús Alou, stating, “Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go to the Alou family, his friends and all those whose lives he touched.”
Alou went on to play with the Houston Astros and the New York Mets before retiring in 1979 with a career batting average of .280. He then began working for the Boston Red Sox in 2002 as a scout and later directed the team's academy in the Dominican Republic.
The Red Sox also expressed their sadness at the passing of Jesús Alou, calling him “a 2x World Series champion, with over 60 years in baseball as a player, coach, scout, & ambassador, Jay was the patriarch of the Red Sox Dominican Academy & Lindos Sueños, bringing together communities within Red Sox Nation.”