John Ellis Temple
Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: August 8, 1927 in Lexington, NC
School: Catawba College (Salisbury, NC)
Signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1949.
Debut: April 15, 1952 (Age 24.251, 8,453rd in MLB history)
vs. CHC 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Redlegs/Indians/Colt.45's/Reds/Orioles 1952-1964
Last Game: July 14, 1964 (Age 36.341)
vs. HOU 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: January 9, 1994 in White Rock, SC
Buried: Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery, White Rock, SC
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