Major league player, 1947–1962, for four teams. Best seasons for Boston Red Sox, 1947–1957. Batted over .300 five times. Led AL with .354 batting average in 1950, finishing second in MVP voting that year. Versatile player who held every position except pitcher, catcher. Lifetime major league average .300, with 1,691 hits. Played in two all-star games. Batted .231 for Chicago White Sox in 1959 World Series. Managed Durham Bulls, 1963–1964. Born 1926, Concord. Died 1984.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame's website is hosted by SportsEngine. All online payments or electronic forms on our website will be processed through SportsEngine's secure server. Click their logo below for more information on SportsEngine.