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Samuel Dewey Byrd (Babe Ruth's Legs)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 175 lb.

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Sammy Byrd earned the nickname "Babe Ruth's Legs" or "Babe Ruth's Caddy" as he often replaced Ruth as a pinch runner late in the Babe's career. He later became a professional golfer who won 23 pro events.

Byrd was a backup outfielder who appeared in 645 games defensively, in roughly equal amounts in left field, center field, and right field. Offensively, he had 1,700 at-bats, with his best year being his rookie year when he hit .312 and slugged .471.

He appeared very briefly in the 1932 World Series.

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