Gus Zernial

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Birthday
27, 1923
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jan 20, 2011 (87)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1923
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jan 20, 2011 (87)

About

Known as one of the most prolific home run hitters during the 1950s in the American League.

Before Fame

He played in the popular Pacific Coast League before joining the Chicago White Sox in 1949.

Trivia

He became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit three home runs in the final game of the season.

Family Life

He was married to his first wife Gladys for 12 years. Later he married his second wife Marla Jean. He had four children altogether.

Associated With

He was recognized as one the great sluggers in the 1950s, along with Hall of Fame outfielder Mickey Mantle.

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