Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.
Born: January 30, 1923 in Moosup, CT
High School: Plainfield HS (Plainfield, CT)
School: University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1947.
Debut: April 19, 1949 (Age 26.079, 8,146th in MLB history)
vs. PHA 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Tigers/RedSox/Orioles/Redlegs 1949-1961
Last Game: May 17, 1961 (Age 38.107)
vs. DET 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 17, 2010 in Peabody, MA
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Moosup, CT
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