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Randolph Rutherford Heflin
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- High School Fredericksburg (VA) High School
- Debut June 9, 1945
- Final Game June 12, 1946
- Born September 11, 1918 in Fredericksburg, VA USA
- Died August 17, 1999 in Hickory, NC USA
 Biographical Information
He was the same age as teammate Ted Williams.
His minor league career ran from 1938 to 1952 with a gap in 1943 and 1944, when he served in the United States Navy during World War II. He produced an 85-72 record in 207 games in the minor leagues. He also managed in the minors from 1950 to 1952.
Heflin was the first player to make his major league debut for a team who had won the World Series on the exact day when he was born. Steve Kline and Jonathon Niese are the only others with this distinction. Heflin was born in September, but due to World War I, the baseball season ended early in 1918.