George Vukovich

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George Vukovich
Right fielder
Born: (1956-06-24) June 24, 1956 (age 58)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1980 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 1985 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .268
Home runs 27
Runs batted in 203
Teams
Career highlights and awards

George Stephen Vukovich (June 24, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois), is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He played all or part of six seasons in the majors from 1980 to 1985 for the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians. He also played two seasons in Japan for the Seibu Lions in 1986 and 1987.

Vukovich was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft. He made his major league debut as a pinch hitter on April 13, 1980, against the Montreal Expos. Following the 1982 season he was traded (with Jay Baller, Julio Franco, Manny Trillo, and Jerry Willard) to the Cleveland Indians for Von Hayes.

Vukovich attended college at Southern Illinois University where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.[1]

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  1. ^ The Signet of Phi Sigma Kappa: The Boys of Summer, Summer 2012, pp. Vol CIII, No. 3, pg 13, retrieved 2014-01-04