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Tommy Holmes


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: In 1948 Boston center fielder Holmes hit over .300 for 5th year in a row. Lefty-swinging leadoff man helped lead Braves to pennant last year with .325 mark. Best year was 1945 when he led NL in hits (224) and HR (28) and batted .352. Set NL record for hitting in 37 straight games. Finished 2nd in MVP voting behind Cubs’ Cavarretta. Before coming to Boston was NY Yankee property. Stuck behind DiMaggio, Henrich, and Keller, Tommy spent 3 years with the Newark Bears.


Birth Date: March 29, 1917
Birth Location: Brooklyn, NY
Death Date: April 14, 2008
Death Location: Boca Raton FL, USA
Weight: 180 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: L
Throws: L
Debut Date: April 14, 1942
Final Game Date: September 28, 1952
Years Played: 11
Games Played: 1,320
At Bats: 4,992
Runs: 698
Hits: 1,507
Doubles: 292
Triples: 47
Home Runs: 88
RBIs: 581
Stolen Bases: 40
Base on Balls: 480
Batting Average: 0.302
Position: Right Fielder

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