Ralph Houk

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Birthday
9, 1919
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Jul 21, 2010 (90)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1919
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Jul 21, 2010 (90)

About

Decorated Army officer during WWII who later joined the Yankees to win six World Series titles.

Before Fame

He spent four years in the Army, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and earning the Bronze Star, Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Trivia

He played baseball in the army leagues along with the younger brother of the great Stan Musial.

Family Life

He had a son with his wife Bette, and later had four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Associated With

He was a player-coach for the Yankees during the Mickey Mantle era.