First baseman who played in the MLB from 1951 to 1958, primarily for the Chicago Cubs.
He served in World War II, and upon his return played in the minor leagues before making his MLB debut.
In his first MLB game, on opening day 1951, he hit a bases-loaded triple to lead the Cubs to an 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
He was born in Slaton, Texas, and died in Redlands, California.
In December, 1957, after one season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he was traded to the Reds in exchange for Ted Kluszewski.