2009 – BASEBALL – ATHLETE OF DISTINCTION
Athlete of Distinction
Signed as an amateur free agent by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952
Played 3rd base for the Los Angeles Dodgers and St Louis Cardinals from 1958 to 1960.
On April 18, 1958 he became the first Dodger to hit a home run in the city of Los Angeles. This was also the winning run as the Dodgers won their first game in LA.
Games Played: 124
Batting Average: .239
Home Runs: 12
Runs Scored: 43
Runs Batted In: 41
On Base Percentage: .321
Slugging Percentage: .420
Traded to the St Louis Cardinals on June 15, 1959.
Traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 28, 1960.
Played final game on May 22, 1960