Augie Bergamo

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Augie Bergamo
Born: (1917-02-14)February 14, 1917
Detroit, Michigan
Died: August 19, 1974(1974-08-19) (aged 57)
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 25, 1944 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1945 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average .304
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 63
Career highlights and awards
  • World Series champion: 1944

August Samuel Bergamo (February 14, 1917 – August 19, 1974) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1944 and 1945. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he stood 5'9" and weighed 165 lbs.

Bergamo is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He was a valuable reserve on the 1944 World Series Champions, batting .286 in 80 games. He was the starting left fielder in World Series Game # 2 against the St. Louis Browns, won by the Cards 3-2 in 11 innings. Bergamo, the leadoff hitter, was 0-for-5 in the game but hit an RBI grounder in the third that plated the first Cardinal run. For the Series he appeared in three games, going 0-for-6 with one RBI and two walks.

In 1945, he batted .316 in 94 games, but St. Louis finished second that year, three games behind the Chicago Cubs.

Career totals for 174 games played include a .304 batting average (151-for-496), 5 home runs, 63 runs batted in, 86 runs scored, a .400 on-base percentage, and a slugging average of .401.

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