April 20, 2007

Alou Makes Met History

Charlie Nobles at Mets.com, writes about Moises Alou and the Met record he set agenst the Phillies:

Alou, who hit two home runs in Philadelphia on Tuesday, grabbed a piece of Mets history in the process.

At 40 years and 288 days old, Alou became the oldest Mets player to have a multiple-homer game. It broke the record previously held by Rickey Henderson, who was 40 years and 172 days when he homered twice for the Mets on June 15, 1999.

Alou also hit two home runs in a game for the Giants after turning 40.

Only two other players in Major League history have had a multi-homer game for two teams after becoming 40. Darrell Evans did it for Detroit and Atlanta, and Dave Winfield did it for Toronto and Minnesota.

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