Birdie Tebbetts

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Birthday
10, 1912
Birthplace
Burlington, VT
Death Date
Mar 24, 1999 (86)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1912
Birthplace
Burlington, VT
Death Date
Mar 24, 1999 (86)

About

Vermont baseball legend who spent more than 17 years playing in the major leagues, most of them for the Detroit Trigers.

Before Fame

He signed with the Detroit Tigers out of high school, and while attending college spent summers playing semi-professional baseball with future Hall of Famers like Lefty Grove and Carl Hubbell.

Trivia

He was a three-time All-Star and in 1969, he was voted by fans as the best Red Sox Catcher of all time - despite only spending four seasons with the team.

Family Life

He was born in Burlington, Vermont, and grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire, where his family moved to a few months after his birth.

Associated With

After retiring, he was hired by Cleveland Indians GM Hank Greenberg to manage their minor league affiliate.