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Samuel Dewey Byrd
(Babe Ruth's Legs)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 175 lb.
- High School Simpson High School
- Debut May 11, 1929
- Final Game September 27, 1936
- Born October 15, 1907 in Bremen, GA USA
- Died May 11, 1981 in Mesa, AZ USA
Sammy Byrd earned the nickname "Babe Ruth's Legs" or "Babe Ruth's Caddy" as he often replaced Ruth as a pinch runner late in the Babe's career. He later became a professional golfer who won 23 pro events.
Byrd was a backup outfielder who appeared in 645 games defensively, in roughly equal amounts in left field, center field, and right field. Offensively, he had 1,700 at-bats, with his best year being his rookie year when he hit .312 and slugged .471.
He appeared very briefly in the 1932 World Series.
After baseball, he played on the PGA Tour between 1942 and 1946, with six Tour wins between 1942 and 1945.