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Enos Bradsher Slaughter
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 192 lb.
- High School Roxboro High School
- Debut April 19, 1938
- Final Game September 29, 1959
- Born April 27, 1916 in Roxboro, NC USA
- Died August 12, 2002 in Durham, NC USA
 Biographical Information
Enos "Country" Slaughter was a Hall of Fame player who had a 19-year career with a .300 lifetime batting average.
However, he probably lost his best years to service in World War II. Serving in the Army Air Corps (predecessor of the Air Force), he missed all of the major league seasons of 1943 to 1945, when he was ages 27-29, prime ages for ballplayers. He had hit .318 before he left in 1942, and he hit .300 when he came back in 1946, finishing third in the NL MVP voting, thus making it likely that he would have had three very good seasons if military service had not intervened.
Enos began in the minors in 1935, and in 1937 hit .382 with a .609 slugging percentage for the Columbus (OH) Red Birds. He made his major league debut the next year.
Slaughter was a teammate of Stan Musial from 1941to 1953, except for the years when one of them was in the service. When Musial wasn't playing first base, the two of them often formed an outfield with Terry Moore, through 1948.
Slaughter is now best remembered for one spectacular play: in the 8th inning of Game 7 of the 1946 World Series, he raced home from first base on a soft hit to the left-center field gap by teammate Harry Walker, scoring the winning run against the Boston Red Sox. The play is known as Slaughter's mad dash, but has tended to distract from the fact that he was a multi-dimensional player, hitting for both power and average for a very long time.
After his major league days, he was a player-manager in the minors in 1960 and 1961, still hitting for a good average.
Slaughter was the head coach at Duke University from 1971 to 1977.
"I give it everything I've got. Always have played that way and I'll do it as long as I can. Anyone who don't should be sellin' peanuts up in the stands." -Enos Slaughter
 Notable Achievements
- 10-time NL All-Star (1941, 1942 & 1946-1953)
- NL Hits Leader (1942)
- NL Total Bases Leader (1942)
- NL Singles Leader (1942)
- NL Doubles Leader (1939)
- 2-time NL Triples Leader (1942 & 1949)
- NL RBI Leader (1946)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 3 (1946, 1950 & 1952)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 3 (1942, 1946 & 1947)
- Won four World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals (1942 & 1946) and the New York Yankees (1956 & 1958)
- Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 1985