Four-time All-Star center fielder who hit 242 home runs in his 11-season career.
He played on the same high school baseball team as Hall of Famer Joe Cronin.
He participated in the first four All-Star games played in Major League Baseball history.
He divorced his first wife Bertha and remained married to his second wife Martha for 46 years.
He set the record for most home runs for a rookie until Mark McGwire broke the record 57 years later.