Oct. 12, 1905 Durham Durham County North Carolina, USA
Jul. 27, 1995 Bloomfield Hills Oakland County Michigan, USA
Professional Baseball Player. In a career that spanned from 1929 until 1947 he played for the Saint Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, and Washington Senators. He was a solid defensive catcher who had a great eye at the plate. In 1,884 games he struck out only 277 times. He gathered 1,692 hits and had a .281 career batting average. He was chosen for the All-Star team eight times but only played in two games. After retiring as a player he spent thirty years in the Detroit Tigers organization serving in roles such as coach, scout, general manager, and executive consultant. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984 by the Veterans Committee.