Vern Campbell

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Vernon Richard Campbell

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Vern Campbell was a minor league player and manager.

Campbell grew up on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona. He joined the US Navy after high school and served two years. [1] He split the 1950 season between the Globe-Miami Browns (.348/~.425/.600 in 36 G), Twin Falls Cowboys (.234/~.338/.375 in 21 G) and Independence Yankees (8 for 41, 2B), the latter two in the New York Yankees chain. [2] With the 1951 Cowboys, he hit .335/?/.424 and won the Pioneer League batting title.

In 1952, he hit .265/.405/.365 for the Quincy Gems to end his time as a Yankees farmhand. His 92 walks were 7th in the Three-I League. [3] In 1953, he produced at a .238/~.319/.349 clip for the Edmonton Eskimos. [4] He improved to .302/~.396/.449 for Edmonton in 1954 and scored 92 runs. [5] Back to his roots, he returned to Globe, AZ for 1955, managing the Globe-Miami Miners for the last part of the year and hitting .320/~.431/.487 with 34 doubles and 15 triples. He scored 96 runs and drew 95 walks. He was 7th in the Arizona-Mexico League in walks, tied Luis Casablanca for 7th in doubles and led in triples, one ahead of Joe Christopher, to go out with a bang. [6] He later was a fireman and became state Fire Marshall and was active in his church. [7]

Sources[edit]

  1. Obituary
  2. 1951 Baseball Guide
  3. 1953 Baseball Guide
  4. 1954 Baseball Guide
  5. 1955 Baseball Guide
  6. 1956 Baseball Guide
  7. Obituary