Duane Josephson

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Duane Josephson
Duane Josephson.jpg
Topps baseball card - 1970 Series, #263
Catcher
Born: (1942-06-03)June 3, 1942
New Hampton, Iowa
Died: January 30, 1997(1997-01-30) (aged 54)
New Hampton, Iowa
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1965 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 2, 1972 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .258
Home runs 23
Runs batted in 164
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Duane Charles Josephson (June 3, 1942 – January 30, 1997) was an American professional baseball player, a catcher who played for the Chicago White Sox (1965–69) and Boston Red Sox (1971–72) of Major League Baseball.

Josephson batted and threw right-handed. He was born in New Hampton, Iowa, where he attended New Hampton High School.[1] In an eight-season career, Josephson posted a .258 batting average with 23 home runs and 164 RBI in 470 games played.

Forced to retire from baseball at the age of 30 due to pericarditis,[2] Josephson died in New Hampton, Iowa, at the age of 54.

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  1. ^ Hovelson, Jack (July 18, 1969). "Iowan takes rest cure for ailing arm". Des Moines Register (Newspapers.com). Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ Nowlin, Bill, Society for American Baseball Research Biography project

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