Tenure with Cubs: 2002-2004
Career statistics with club*:
Most famous as a Cub for the infamous "Bartman ball" incident, Moises Alou contributed far more than just controversy for Chicago during his three seasons with the club.
While battling injuries and an aging body for the majority of his career with the Cubs, Alou began to return to form after being on the disabled list at the start of the 2002 season.
Alou then finished the season with a .275 average with 15 home runs and 61 RBI.
Though a late-season slump plagued his 2003 regular season, Alou was a major contributor in the playoffs for Chicago.
He hit .500 with 10 hits and a double against Atlanta in the Divisional Series. The Cubs won the series in five games.
Alou continued to be successful in the NLCS, when Chicago went seven games in a drama filled series with the Marlins.
In 29 at bats, Alou hit .310 with two home runs and five RBI.
Unfortunately for Alou and the championship-parched Cubs fans, the most important statistic would never find its way onto any scorecard.
In Game Six of the series against Florida, with Chicago leading 3-0 to match their three-games-to-two lead, Steve Bartman lunged for a ball that, at the time, Alou said he would've most definitely have caught.
As much as it still hurts to relive, the Marlins took the lead in the same inning and would eventually win the game. Bartman then took the fall for the entire demise of the series after the Cubs were eliminated in Game Seven.
Though Alou will forever be remembered for "what could have been," in Chicago, his career has shown us that he should have been recognized for far more than a foul ball.
*BA=Batting Average; RBI=Runs Batted In; HR=Home Runs; H=Hits; SLG= Slugging Percentage; EBH=Extra Base Hits