William Haron Bruton
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 169 lb.
Born: November 9, 1925 in Panola, AL
Signed by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent in 1950.
Debut: April 13, 1953 (Age 27.155, 8,567th in MLB history)
vs. CIN 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Tigers 1953-1964
Last Game: October 2, 1964 (Age 38.328)
vs. BAL 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 5, 1995 in Marshallton, DE
Buried: Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE
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