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From BR Bullpen
Calvin Ross Abrams (Abie)
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- High School James Madison High School
- Debut April 20, 1949
- Final Game May 9, 1956
- Born March 2, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died February 25, 1997 in Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Outfielder Cal Abrams played eight seasons in the major leagues, showing a high on-base percentage - close to 40 percent career.
He was signed by Joe Labate, a scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers, out of a Brooklyn high school in 1942 and assigned to the Olean Oilers of the Class D PONY League. He played in 19 games that season and on January 22, 1943 was inducted into the Army in New York City. He was assigned to Battery B 500th Anti-Aircraft Artillery and served in Europe and the Pacific with 2 battle stars in the Pacific. He was also awarded the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with 1 bronze star.
After his release from the service on January 17, 1946, at Ft. Dix, NJ, he played for the Danville Dodgers in the Class B Three-I League for the 1946 season. The next two seasons, Abrams was with the Mobile Bears in the Class AA Southern Association.
In all of his minor league seasons his lowest batting average was .331.
One of the few Jewish major league players of his time, he played in 567 major league games with the Dodgers, Reds, Pirates, Orioles and White Sox. During the Orioles inaugural season in 1954, Abrams led the team in hitting with a .293 average and a fantastic OBP of 40 percent.