John Christopher Vukovich
Vuke Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 187 lb.
Born: July 31, 1947 in Sacramento, CA
High School: Amador HS (Sutter Creek, CA) School: American River College (Sacramento, CA) by the Drafted Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1966 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 20, 1966.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 11, 1970 (Age 23.042)
vs. MON 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Brewers/Reds 1970-1981 Final Game: August 23, 1981 (Age 34.023)
vs. HOU 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: March 8, 2007 in Philadelphia, PA Cremated
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