Dee Fondy

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Birthday
31, 1924
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 19, 1999 (74)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1924
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 19, 1999 (74)

About

First baseman who played in the MLB from 1951 to 1958, primarily for the Chicago Cubs.

Before Fame

He served in World War II, and upon his return played in the minor leagues before making his MLB debut.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

He was born in Slaton, Texas, and died in Redlands, California.

Associated With

In December, 1957, after one season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he was traded to the Reds in exchange for Ted Kluszewski.

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