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Vern Stephens


From the "This Great Game" card back: When a teammate who played with Marty Marion and Stephens, the two heralded shortstops in St. Louis after the war, was asked to make a comparison, he said “Stephens had not as good hands, but he covered as much ground, and he had an arm like a shotgun.” The man they called “Buster” was a rollicking one-man party off the field, often breaking curfew, but when he aimed his attention at playing ball, he won three RBI titles and one home run crown.


Birth Date: October 23, 1920
Birth Location: McAlister, NM
Death Date: November 4, 1968
Death Location: Long Beach CA, USA
Weight: 185 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 13, 1941
Final Game Date: June 30, 1955
Years Played: 17
Games Played: 1,720
At Bats: 6,497
Runs: 1,001
Hits: 1,859
Doubles: 307
Triples: 42
Home Runs: 247
RBIs: 1,174
Stolen Bases: 25
Base on Balls: 692
Batting Average: 0.286
Position: Short Stop

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