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Ronald Forrest Cash

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Ron Cash played for two years in the majors with the Detroit Tigers. He had a great cup of coffee in 1973, hitting .410 in 39 at-bats.

Cash was born in Atlanta, GA and went to Manatee Community College and Florida State University. He attended Florida State at the same time as Johnny Grubb. He appeared in the 1968 Junior College World Series and the 1970 College World Series.

He was drafted five times without signing before he went in the third round (secondary phase) with the Tigers in 1971. Cash came to the majors in 1973 and also played in 1974. He split his time in 1973 between the outfield and third base, while in 1974 he played mostly first base with a few games at third.

Cash played for Toledo in 1973 and was with the Santurce Crabbers during the winter of 1973-74 under manager Frank Robinson.

Cash was with Detroit at the same time as Norm Cash, with whom he shares a last name. Norm, who was 39 years old in 1974, and Ron, who was 24 that year, both played first base for the Tigers although Bill Freehan had more games at first than either of them.

Ron Cash died in Tampa, FL, in 2009 and is buried in Trinity Memorial Gardens, in Trinity, FL.

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