Moises Rojas Alou graduated from C.E.E. (Santo Domingo, DR) in 1984...Did not play organized baseball until attending Canada (Redwood City, Calif.) College...In 1986, he led the Coast Conference with a .447 batting average and nine home runs.2007Collected a hit in 30 straight games with an at-bat from August 23rd-September 26th (48-119, .403) with eight doubles, four home
runs, 17 RBI and 23 runs scored during that span...The hitting streak was the longest of his career ...His previous best was a 23-
game hitting streak with the Astros in 2001...Hit .383 (51-133) over his last 34 contests with an at-bat...The streak was the longest by a player on a New York major league team (including Brooklyn) since Joe DiMaggio's record 56-game
hitting streak in 1941...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Alou is one of only four New York players with a hitting streak of 30 or more games...In addition to DiMaggio and Alou, George Davis hit in 33 games for the 1893 Giants and Hal Chase had a hit in 33 games for the 1907 Highlanders...The streak was also the longest in the majors since Houston's Willy Tavares hit in 30 straight games from July 27-August 27, 2006...The 30-game hitting streak is the longest hitting streak in club history, surpassing Mike Piazza (1999) and Hubie Brooks (1984) who each had a 24-game single-season hitting streak...David Wright had a 26-game hitting streak that spanned two seasons (2006-2007)...At 41 years, 85 days old, Moises Alou is the oldest player in major league history to have a 20-game hitting streak or longer according to the Elias Sports Bureau...Pete Rose was 41 years, 74 days old when his 21-game hitting streak came to an end in 1982...Hit in 48 of his last 53 contests with an at-bat...Batted .367 (76-207) with 35 runs scored, 11 home runs and 36 RBI in those games...Moved into a tie for 89th place on the All-Time Home Run List with Hank Greenberg with his 331st career home run on September
11th vs. Atlanta (off Jose Ascanio)...Bobby Bonds is next on the List in 88th place with 332 home runs...Led the team with seven outfield assists...Hit .360 (31-86) vs. lefthanded pitching...Batted .402 (43-107) with four home runs and 18 RBI in September...Constructed a .353 (77-218) batting average after the All-Star break...Recorded his 31st career multi-home run game and the 30th, two-home run contest of his career with his two home runs on August
12th vs. Florida (Rick VandenHurk and Lee Gardner)...It was his third multi-home run contest of the season...Cracked two home
runs on August 4th at Chicago (Ted Lilly-2)...Also hit two home runs on April 17th at Philadelphia (Freddy Garcia & Geoff Geary)...Belted a solo home run on August 8th off Atlanta's Rafael Soriano in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift New York to a 4-3 win...Had an 11-game hitting streak from August 8th-August 21st...Hit .375 (18-48) with five home runs and 13 RBI during that stretch...Was reinstated from the Disabled List on July 27th...Left the May 12th game with a strained left quad...Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 17th, retroactive to May 13th...Played in five rehabilitation games with the Gulf Coast (R) Mets of the Gulf Coast League...Hit .333 (5-15) with two runs scored, a double, a home run, three RBI and a stolen base...Also played in one contest for Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...Was 1-4 with an RBI.2006Averaged one home run per 15.7 at-bats and one RBI every 4.7 trips to the plate...Was limited to 98 games (91 starts) because of injuries...Placed on the Disabled List twice during the year: May 6-June 5 with a right ankle sprain and June 17-July 6 with a lower back strain...His pinch-hit single on the last day of the season lifted his batting average to .301...Compiled a .320 (33-103) batting mark with runners in scoring position....Was hitting .378 and leading the National League in batting when he injured his ankle May 5 at Philadelphia...Belted his 300th career home run, a solo shot against Houston's Brandon Backe in the first game of an April 13 doubleheader...Hit two pinch-hit home runs, April 7 vs. Atlanta (off Joey Devine) and Sept. 20 at Colorado (off Ray King)...Also cracked a pair of walk-off home runs, both against Arizona: April 29 (off Luis Vizcaino) and Sept. 26 (off Brandon Lyon)...Now has seven walk-off home runs for his career...Fashioned his 28th career multiple-home run contest, Sept. 21 at Milwaukee (off Dave Bush-2)...Picked up his 2,000th career hit, Sept. 24 at Milwaukee, a second inning double off Ben Sheets...Ended the season by hitting .339 (39-115) in his last 34 games...Over that stretch, he had 13 doubles, nine home runs and 25 RBI.2005Fought through numerous nagging injuries to earn All-Star honors, while his .321 batting avg. was highest by player in first full season with Giants since Barry Bonds hit .336 in 1993...also ranked 2nd on club with 19 HRs and 63 RBI, while pacing Giants with 41 multiple-hit games...with enough plate appearances to qualify, would have ranked 4th in NL for batting avg., while his .405 mark (53-for-131) in day games would have led majors and his .372 (35-for-94) tally against left-handed pitching would have been good for 3rd in senior circuit...was limited to 123 games, landing on Disabled List April 7-22 with right calf strain and Aug. 3-18 with right hamstring strain...also suffered through left groin strain that limited his action in early Sept....was torrid during 11-game hitting streak Sept. 10-27 as SF battled to stay in NL West race, going 19-for-42 (.452) with 6 2Bs, 2 3Bs, HR and 9 RBI...also hit robust .361 (13-for-36) with 6 extra-base hits and 8 RBI in 9 contests batting 5th in lineup behind Barry Bonds...Giants were 6-3 in those contests...belted game-winning, 3-run HR with 2 outs in 9th Sept. 20 at Washington, following walk to Bonds with blast to left (off Livan Hernandez) that erased 2-1 deficit in 4-3 SF victory...posted 3-for-5 effort with 2 3Bs and 2 RBI in 6-2 victory Sept. 25 at Colorado...marked 1st 2-triple game of career, while he became 1st Giant to accomplish since Mark Lewis did so July 4, 1997 vs. Rockies...after slumping in April, hit at .331 clip (131-for-396) with 18 HRs, 61 RBI and .404 on-base pct. over his final 113 games...with April 5 start in opener vs. LA, became 4th member of Alou clan to play for Giants, and 3rd to start (Felipe and Jesus)...belted 1st HR as Giant April 24 vs. Brewers (solo shot off Gary Glover), marking 1st HR by an Alou in Giant uniform since Jesus went deep Aug. 19, 1967...logged 27th career multi-HR game (1st as Giant) May 25 vs. LA.2004Earned All-Star honors in his final season with Cubs...hit .293 with 78 extra-base hits and 106 RBI, while establishing career marks in 2Bs (36) and HRs (39)...had not surpassed 30-homer mark since 2000 or 100-RBI mark since 2001...was his 5th career 100-RBI campaign...finished 7th in N.L. in HRs and extra-base hits, while ranking 10th in runs (106) and 4th in total bases (335)...homered in 3 consecutive games 3 different times...surpassed 1,000-RBI milestone April 21 at Pittsburgh, hitting 2-run single off Ryan Vogelsong...drove in career-high 6 runs Aug. 24 vs. Milwaukee as he recorded his 26th career multi-homer game.2003Rebounded from disappointing 2002 campaign, batting .280 with 35 doubles, 22 homers and 91 RBI over 151 games for NL Central champions...hit .289 with 27 2Bs, 20 HRs and 73 RBI over final 121 games (after May 6)...recorded 1,500th Major League hit June 11 at Baltimore, run-scoring single off Omar Daal...posted 1st career 3-HR game July 4 vs. St. Louis, going 3-for-5 with 5 RBI...had career-high 5 hits Sept. 3 vs. St. Louis...hit team-high .388 in 12 post season games with 2 HRs and 8 RBI...hit safely in 11 of 12 contests, including 7 multi-hit affairs...batted .500 during NLDS vs. Atlanta, going 9-for-18...his 9 hits were most ever by Cub in any post season series...had 3-hit affair in Game 4 and game-winning single in Game 5...during NLCS against Florida, homered in Game 1 off Josh Beckett and in Game 7 off Mark Redman.2002Logged .275 mark with 15 HRs and 61 RBI over 132 games in 1st season with Chicago...began Cubs career by hitting just .184 over his 1st 39 contests...was late scratch as Cubs' Opening Day left field starter due to strained right calf, which eventually led to trip to Disabled List...won his 4th career NL Player of Week Award for week ending Sept. 8.2001Earned All-Star accolades during final year with Houston, batting .331 with 27 HRs and 108 RBI...finished 3rd in NL in avg., while leading circuit with .424 mark against left-handed pitchers...hit 25 home runs as right fielder and 2 as designated hitter...set then- Houston club record for HRs by right fielder, surpassing Roman Mejias' 1962 mark (24)...Richard Hidalgo has since broken mark with 28 HRs in 2003...hit 200th career HR Sept. 9 off Milwaukee's Jeff D'Amico...posted career-high 23-game hitting streak June 22-July 18, tying Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki for majors' longest streak of season...was 2-for-12 in NLDS vs. Atlanta...opened year on Disabled List after straining right calf in March 28 Grapefruit League affair...was reinstated from DL April 16.2000Came back strong after missing previous year, batting career-high .355 with 30 HRs and 114 RBI...finished 2nd in NL in batting and 7th in slugging (.623)...drove in 78 runs over final 3 months of season, hitting .371 with 6 HRs and 20 RBI in July, .385 with 9 HRs and 26 RBI in Aug. and .330 with 5 HRs and 32 RBI in Sept...had back-to-back 2-homer games Aug. 13 (at Philadelphia) and Aug. 14 (vs. Pittsburgh), going 6-for-9 with 8 RBI...4 HRs in 2 games tied Astros club mark...was on Disabled List April 27-May 14 with strained right calf.1999Was sidelined for entire season due to torn anterior cruciate ligament in left knee...injured knee while working out in Dominican Republic prior to Spring Training...underwent surgery March 3, performed by Dr. Richard Steadman.1998Earned NL All-Star honors and finished 3rd in NL MVP voting (behind Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire)...was also named to The Sporting News' All-Star team and earned Silver Slugger Award...hit .312 with career highs in HRs (38), RBI (124) and games played (159) for N.L. Central Division-winning Astros...ranked 6th in league in HRs, RBI and total bases (340)...broke Trevor Hoffman's consecutive-saves streak at 41 July 26 at San Diego by homering to tie score in top of 9th...earned NL Player of Week honors for May 25-May 31...homered in 4 straight games July 26-July 29 and in 3 consecutive contests Aug. 9-11...was 3-for-16 in NLDS vs. San Diego.1997Helped Florida to World Championship in his only season with Marlins...earned All-Star honors, hitting .292 during regular season with 23 HRs and 115 RBI...posted 15 RBI during Fish's post season run...had 3 HRs and 9 RBI during Fall Classic against Cleveland...tied for team post season lead in HRs (3) and 2Bs (4)...his playoff highlights included: game-winning RBI single in bottom of 9th in Game 2 of NLDS vs. San Francisco...drove in 4 runs in Game 1 of NLCS vs. Atlanta...broke 1-1 tie in Game 1 of World Series by hitting 3-run homer in 4th off Cleveland's Orel Hershiser...drilled 3-run homer in 6th of Game 5 (also off Hershiser), then driving in 9th-inning insurance run in contest Marlins won 8-7...led off 9th inning of Game 7 of World Series with single off Jose Mesa...scored game-tying run on Craig Counsell's sacrifice fly in contest Florida eventually won 3-2 in 11 innings...hit 2nd career grand slam April 28 off San Diego's Tim Worrell...recorded 100th Major League home run Aug. 17 off Pittsburgh's Steve Cooke.1996Spent final year with Montreal, playing in 143 games and batting .281 with 21 HRs and 96 RBI...led NL right fielders with .995 fielding mark...hit 1st career pinch HR, game-winning walkoff shot April 23 off St. Louis' T.J. Mathews...was placed on NL's Suspended List Aug. 23-27 as result of bench-clearing altercation Aug. 12 vs. Houston...was final regular-season batter in Atlanta- Fulton County Stadium history ...his uncle, Matty, was 1st hitter in stadium's inaugural season (1966).1995Was limited to 93 games due to injuries, but still hit 14 HRs and drove in 58 runs...suffered torn right biceps muscle June 6 at Los Angeles making an off-balance throw...damaged left rotator cuff while diving for ball July 13 vs. Philadelphia...stayed in lineup until mid-August before going on Disabled List Aug. 19-Sept. 5...played in just 1 more game (Sept. 9) before returning to Disabled List for rest of season...underwent arthroscopic surgery Sept. 11 to repair labrum tear in right rotator cuff...underwent same surgery on left rotator cuff Oct. 3.1994Finished 3rd in NL MVP balloting after batting .339 (4th in NL) with 22 HRs and 78 RBI...was winner of Buck Canel Award as Latin American Player of Year...was named to The Sporting News' All-Star team and earned Silver Slugger award...earned NL Player of Week honors for week ending June 12...went to All-Star Game for 1st time...had 10th-inning game-winning RBI double off Jason Bere in NL's 8-7 victory at Pittsburgh.1993Hit .286 with 18 HRs and 85 RBI as Montreal's starting left fielder...had 1st career 2-HR game July 6 vs. San Francisco, starting a stretch in which he homered in 4 straight contests (6 total clouts)...earned NL Player of Week honors for July 5-July 11...his season ended Sept. 16 at St. Louis when he suffered fractured fibula and dislocation of left ankle...injury occurred when his spikes caught in Busch Stadium artificial turf as he rounded 1st base...underwent ligament surgery on ankle Sept. 18, with Drs. Larry Coughlin and Mitch Rubinovich presiding...fixation screws were removed Nov. 16.1992Made 1st career Opening Day roster with Montreal, appearing in 115 games and batting .282 with 9 HRs and 56 RBI...finished 2nd (behind Los Angeles' Eric Karros) in NL Rookie of Year voting...was named to Topps' ML rookie All-Star team...led all NL rookies in avg., slugging (.455) and on-base (.328)...hit 1st ML home run May 27 off Houston's Mark Portugal...hit 1st big league grand slam Sept. 23 off Pittsburgh's Roger Mason.1991Missed campaign after injuring right shoulder during Dominican Winter League season...was injured in November 1990 while diving on pickoff attempt...underwent surgery, performed by Dr. Frank Jobe, April 10 to repair superior labrum tear and rotator cuff tear in shoulder.1990Saw his 1st big league action during season in which he wore 5 uniforms...began year with Pittsburgh's double-A affiliate Harrisburg...after hitting .295 in 36 games, was promoted to triple-A Buffalo May 24...Pirates purchased contract from Buffalo July 26...made his ML debut that night as defensive replacement against Philadelphia...less than 24 hours later, his cousin, Mel Rojas, was called up by Montreal...collected 1st hit July 28, single off Phillies' Bruce Ruffin...was optioned to Buffalo July 29...was traded to Montreal Aug. 16 and sent to triple-A Indianapolis...returned to majors, this time with Montreal, Sept. 1.1989Saw minor league action with single-A Salem and double-A Harrisburg in Pirates chain, hitting 17 HRs in 140 games...earned Carolina League All-Star honors at Salem, where he batted .302 with 14 HRs and 53 RBI in 86 games.1988Earned South Atlantic League All-Star honors at single-A Augusta, batting .313 with 35 extra-base hits and 62 RBI...was 2nd in league in batting, 3rd in on-base (.399) and 5th in slugging (.464).1987Played for both of Pittsburgh's single-A clubs in Macon and Watertown.1986Began his professional career at single-A Watertown, batting .236 in 69 games.