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Louis William Berger

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Boze Berger played six seasons in the major leagues. He was mostly a second baseman but also played a lot at short and third base.

Berger was at the University of Maryland from 1929-32, a few years before Charlie Keller was there. Boze played in the minors at Williamsport for 21 games in 1932, hitting .298, and made his major league debut in August of 1932. He got into one game and then spent 1933-34 in the minors with New Orleans.

The New Orleans team was almost completely made up of former or future major leaguers, and when Berger hit .314 with the team in 1934, he got his second chance at the majors in 1935. He became the 1935 Cleveland Indians' regular second baseman, appearing in 124 games for the team. Walter Johnson was the manager for most of the season.

Berger had been a three-sport star in college, playing third base in baseball, halfback in football and guard in basketball.

His gravestone lists him as Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force. gravestone

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