Virgil Oliver Trucks
Fire Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 198 lb.
Born: April 26, 1917 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Tarrant City HS (Tarrant, AL) by the Signed Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1938.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 27, 1941 (Age 24)
vs. CHW 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER Teams (by GP): Tigers/WhiteSox/Athletics/Yankees/Browns 1941-1958 Final Game: September 26, 1958 (Age 41)
vs. BAL 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 SO, 3 BB, 2 ER, L
Died: March 23, 2013 in Calera, AL Buried: Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, AL
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News -- December 2013
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