Dick Groat

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Birthday
4, 1930
Birthplace
Wilkinsburg, PA
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthplace
Wilkinsburg, PA

About

8-time MLB All-Star and 2-time World Series Champion with the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals; named National League MVP in 1960 after winning the NL batting title.

Before Fame

He was an All-American basketball and baseball player at Duke and also became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity; he was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates just a few days after graduating from Duke.

Trivia

He was the first player ever to be inducted into both the college basketball and college baseball Hall of Fames.

Family Life

He married Barbara Womble in November 1955, and they had three daughters together, Tracey Lynn, Carol Ann, and Allison.

Associated With

In 1960, he became the first right-handed Pirates hitter since Honus Wagner in 1911 to win the NL batting title.