Three-time MLB All-Star who helped the Philadelphia Phillies win the National League pennant in 1950.
He starred as a fullback for Olney High School's football team in Philadelphia before making the decision to pursue a baseball career.
He held the Philadelphia Phillies franchise record for career home runs until 1980.
He raised six children with his wife Liz.
He held the Philadelphia Phillies career home run record for 24 years until Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt surpassed him in 1980.