Andre Thornton

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Birthday
13, 1949
Birthplace
Alabama
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
13, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
Alabama

About

MLB first baseman who slugged 253 home runs and was selected to two All-Star teams during his 15-year career.

Before Fame

He was signed to his first professional baseball contract just a week before he was eligible to vote.

Trivia

He won the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award in 1979 for his charitable work.

Family Life

After his first wife and his daughter were killed in a car accident, he married Gail Thornton, with whom he had two more sons.

Associated With

He became a member of the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame along with legendary pitcher Bob Feller.