Vic Wertz

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Birthday
9, 1926
Birthplace
York, PA
Death Date
Jul 7, 1983 (57)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1926
Birthplace
York, PA
Death Date
Jul 7, 1983 (57)

About

Four-time MLB All-Star who played on six teams during his 17-year career.

Before Fame

He served in World War II before beginning his baseball career in 1947.

Trivia

He was stricken with polio in 1955, but was able to continue his baseball career the following season.

Family Life

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.

Associated With

He hit the ball that led to the famous catch made by Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays in the 1954 World Series.