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Bobby Shantz


From the "This Great Game" card back: It takes someone with a lot of talent and movement on their pitches to win 24 games for a fourth-place team, but that’s what Bobby did in ‘52 for the Athletics. That he only stands a shade over 5-foot-6 makes it all the more remarkable. His 24 wins and 27 complete games for the A's led to the little lefty winning the 1952 Most Valuable Player Award in the American League. The future is very bright for this southpaw hurler, even if he will have to stand on tippy toes to see it.


Birth Date: September 26, 1925
Birth Location: Pottstown, PA
Death Date: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Weight: 139 lb
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Bats: R
Throws: L
Debut Date: May 1, 1949
Final Game Date: September 29, 1964
Years Played: 19
Games Played: 578
At Bats: 548
Runs: 60
Hits: 107
Doubles: 20
Triples: 2
Home Runs: 1
RBIs: 46
Stolen Bases: 3
Base on Balls: 47
Batting Average: 0.195
Position: Pitcher

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