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Curtis Le Roy Blefary (Clank)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- School Wagner College
- High School: Mahwah High School
- Debut April 14, 1965
- Final Game October 4, 1972
- Born July 5, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY USA
- Died January 28, 2001 in Pompano Beach, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Curt Blefary, the 1965 American League Rookie of the Year, burst onto the scene with several strong seasons but couldn't keep it up and ended with eight years in the majors. He showed some power and an ability to draw walks, a valuable thing during the hit-scarce second dead-ball era.
On May 4, 1969, Curt Blefary, playing first base for the Houston Astros, participated in 7 double plays in a 9-inning game. This is the all-time major league record for double plays in a nine-inning game by a first baseman. The visiting San Francisco Giants grounded into double plays to end the 1st, 3rd, 7th and 9th innings. There were also ground ball double plays in the 4th, 5th and 8th. Dooley Womack was on the mound for the Astros for the first four double plays. Fred Gladding was pitching for the last three. Astros second baseman Joe Morgan and shortstop Denis Menke each participated in 5 double plays. This is also the 9-inning game record for most double plays at those positions. The Astros won the game, 3-1.
 Notable Achievements
- 1965 AL Rookie of the Year Award
- 1965 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 3 (1965-1967)
- Won a World Series with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966
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 Related Sites
- SABR has done a biography of Curt Blefary.