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From BR Bullpen
Raymond Leo Jablonski (Jabbo)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 183 lb.
- Debut April 14, 1953
- Final Game September 17, 1960
- Born December 17, 1926 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died November 25, 1985 in Chicago, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Ray Jablonski was a World War II Veteran, discharged from the Army in 1947 where he had served one and half years and had been stationed in Paris. He played eight years for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Redlegs, New York and San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Athletics, mostly at third base, and another eleven years in the minor leagues. He tied an MLB record by playing 157 games at third base in 1953 in his rookie season. He died from kidney failure at age 58 and is buried at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL.
Ray was a good hitter, but a liability in the field. He had seasons of over 100 RBIs in the 1950s, where he toiled for the Reds and Cardinals. He would have been better suited as a DH if he had played twenty years later.
 Notable Achievements
- 1951 MVP Carolina League Winston-Salem Cardinals
- NL All-Star (1954)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1953)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 2 (1953 & 1954)