March 18, 1926|
|Died: November 20, 1997
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|July 7, 1950 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 30, 1958 for the Milwaukee Braves|
|Earned run average||4.71|
Born in Detroit, Michigan, he died there at age 71.
He is famous for having been traded (along with $30,000 cash) by the New York Giants to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Jackie Robinson on December 13, 1956. However, Robinson refused to report to the Giants, choosing instead to retire, and the trade was voided.
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