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Birthday
4, 1888
Birthplace
Hubbard, TX
Death Date
Dec 8, 1958 (70)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1888
Birthplace
Hubbard, TX
Death Date
Dec 8, 1958 (70)

About

Center fielder who spent 22 seasons in the MLB from 1907 to 1928 and recorded the most doubles in league history with 792, while tallying 3,514 hits with a career batting average of .345. He won two World Series Championships with the Boston Red Sox and a third with the Cleveland Indians.

Before Fame

He began throwing left handed as a child after being thrown off a horse.

Trivia

He teamed with Harry Hooper and Duffy Lewis to form what became known as the 'Million Dollar Outfield' while on the Boston Red Sox.

Family Life

He married his first wife Mary in 1925.

Associated With

He often challenged legendary hitter Ty Cobb for league batting titles.

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