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Swede Risberg


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: “Swede” finds himself in a serious pickle, having been banned for life in the recent scandal. It appears that Chick Gandil and Swede were the main conspirators among the eight White Sox players who “threw” the World Series to the Reds in 1919. Swede was a solid shortstop for the White Sox, contributing to the team that won the ’17 World Series against the Giants. Swede bats and throws from the right side, is 6’0” and 175 pounds. He now plays semi-pro ball.


Birth Date: October 13, 1894
Birth Location: San Francisco, CA
Death Date: October 13, 1975
Death Location: Red Bluff CA, USA
Weight: 175 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 11, 1917
Final Game Date: September 27, 1920
Years Played: 4
Games Played: 476
At Bats: 1
Runs: 196
Hits: 394
Doubles: 72
Triples: 27
Home Runs: 6
RBIs: 175
Stolen Bases: 52
Base on Balls: 148
Batting Average: 0.243
Position: Short Stop

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