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Neal, Charlie


From the "This Great Game" card back: After he helped break the color barrier in a few minor leagues, Charlie Neal bubbled to the top of the Dodger organization in 1956 and quickly established himself as a marvel. The first thing that stood out about Neal was his quickness, which gave him far-reaching range at second base. The second and third things were Neal’s bunting ability and his surprising opposite field power for his 165-pound frame. In 1958 he broke Jackie Robinson’s team record for homers by a second baseman with 22, and the following season he helped lead the Dodgers to their first championship on the west coast. 


Birth Date: January 30, 1931
Birth Location: Longview, TX
Death Date: November 18, 1996
Death Location: Dallas TX, USA
Weight: 165 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 17, 1956
Final Game Date: September 29, 1963
Years Played: 9
Games Played: 970
At Bats: 3
Runs: 461
Hits: 858
Doubles: 113
Triples: 38
Home Runs: 87
RBIs: 391
Stolen Bases: 48
Base on Balls: 337
Batting Average: 0.259
Position: Second Baseman

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