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A short bio from the Boston Garter Game of the Century card back: In 1929 Washington manager Bucky Harris, recognizing potential when he saw it, played young Joe Cronin at shortstop against the wishes of his boss, Senators’ owner Clark Griffith. The next year Cronin was named AL Player of the Year by The Sporting News. Since 1930 Cronin has batted over .300, driven in more than 100 runs, and led all AL shortstops in put outs and double plays each year. Now solidly in Joe’s camp, Griffith has put Cronin in charge of the team as the Nationals’ player-manager for 1933. Also in Joe’ corner, the fans have voted him the AL’s starting shortstop for Arch Ward’s Century of Progress game.


Birth Date: October 12, 1906
Birth Location: San Francisco, CA
Death Date: September 7, 1984
Death Location: Barnstable MA, USA
Weight: 180 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 29, 1926
Final Game Date: April 19, 1945
Years Played: 20
Games Played: 2,124
At Bats: 7,579
Runs: 1,233
Hits: 2,285
Doubles: 515
Triples: 118
Home Runs: 170
RBIs: 1,424
Stolen Bases: 87
Base on Balls: 1
Batting Average: 0.301
Position: Short Stop

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