Four-time MLB All-Star who played on six teams during his 17-year career.
He served in World War II before beginning his baseball career in 1947.
He was stricken with polio in 1955, but was able to continue his baseball career the following season.
He married his wife Lucille, and together they ran a Detroit-area charity golf tournament to support the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan.
He hit the ball that led to the famous catch made by Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays in the 1954 World Series.