Spud Chandler

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Birthday
12, 1907
Birthplace
Commerce, GA
Death Date
Jan 9, 1990 (82)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1907
Birthplace
Commerce, GA
Death Date
Jan 9, 1990 (82)

About

4-time All-Star pitcher of the New York Yankees won won 3 World Series Championships with the team in the 1940s.

Before Fame

He was a walk-on at the University Georgia, arriving one day on campus to announce to the football coach he could outrun and outcatch anyone on his team; and he proved right.

Trivia

He won the AL MVP award in 1943, winning 20 games and carrying a 1.64 ERA that wouldn't be matched again until 1967.

Family Life

He was born in Commerce, Georgia, a farm community in Jackson Country, moving later to Franklin Country to be nearer to a school.

Associated With

He played alongside the legendary Joe DiMaggio on the Yankees.