Stu Locklin

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Stuart Carlton Locklin

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Stu Locklin was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he played baseball, football and basketball. The 6' 2" left-handed outfielder once had a 4 for 5 day at the plate against future Philadelphia Phillies great Robin Roberts of Michigan State College in a Big Ten game.

But after serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War for three years (1952-1954), he hit just .167 in 25 games in trials with the Cleveland Indians in 1955 and 1956. He did hit .326 for the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League in 1957 and helped lead the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association to a four-game sweep over the Montreal Royals in the 1959 Junior World Series.

Locklin was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cleveland Indians before the 1949 season and was with the Indian organization until he was traded to the Boston Red Sox on July 20, 1958 for Jack Spring. Stu was in professional baseball for eleven years (1949-1960), spending eight active seasons in the minors where he appeared in 814 games and hit for a .288 average with 41 home runs.

As of last notice Locklin lived in his native Appleton, WI, where he has been a junior high school teacher, counselor and coach. He also has supervised the city's youth baseball program. However, he passed away in Albuquerque, NM in 2016 but was buried in his hometown.


Baseball Players of the 1950s

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