Major league player, coach, scout, and executive. Member of Baseball Hall of Fame. Superb defensive catcher. Attended Guilford College, 1924–1926. Made big leagues with St. Louis Browns, 1929. Played with Browns, Boston Red Sox, and Washington Senators, 1929–1945 and 1947. Behind the plate in over 1,800 major league games. Batted .281 for career. Batted over .300 four times. Selected to AL all-star team eight times. Coached for Washington, 1947–1949. Coached for Detroit, 1950–1953, then worked for Detroit as scout, general manger, vice president, and consultant from 1953 until death. Born 1905 in Durham, raised in Greensboro. Died 1995. Brother Wes member of NCSHOF.
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