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A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: Was playing billiards at a pool hall when he heard over the radio about a tryout being held by the Cardinals. Red went to the tryout with a friend and after impressing St. Louis officials, received an offer to play professionally for $75 per month in the Redbirds system. His eye was injured at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp when he was a kid and as a result he learned to switch-hit so he could see the ball with each eye.


Birth Date: February 2, 1923
Birth Location: Germantown, IL
Death Date: June 6, 2018
Death Location: Town and Country MO, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: B
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 17, 1945
Final Game Date: July 7, 1963
Years Played: 21
Games Played: 2,216
At Bats: 8,479
Runs: 1,223
Hits: 2,449
Doubles: 427
Triples: 78
Home Runs: 84
RBIs: 773
Stolen Bases: 89
Base on Balls: 606
Batting Average: 0.289
Position: Second Baseman

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