Smoky Burgess

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Birthday
6, 1927
Birthplace
Caroleen, NC
Death Date
Sep 15, 1991 (64)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1927
Birthplace
Caroleen, NC
Death Date
Sep 15, 1991 (64)

About

9-time All-Star catcher whose career spanned from 1949 to 1967; won a World Series Championship with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960.

Before Fame

He led the minor leagues in batting average in 1947.

Trivia

He became one of the MLB's most successful pinch hitters of his era.

Family Life

He married Margaret Burgess, and they later had a son named Larry together.

Associated With

During his career with the Philadelphia Phillies he played with Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts.