Hall of Fame MLB switch-hitter who hit a remarkable .316 over his career.
At Fordham University he excelled at baseball, football, basketball, and track, earning the nickname 'The Fordham Flash.'
He had a streak of 11 straight .300 seasons with the New York Giants.
He was married to Ada A. Lucy for 48 years. A year after their divorce, he married Augusta Kass.
Ogden Nash included him in his short poem "Line-Up for Yesterday".