Horace Garner

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Horace Garner
Born: (1923-07-17)July 17, 1923
Died: July 6, 1995(1995-07-06) (aged 71)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Career highlights and awards

Horace T. Garner (July 17, 1923 - July 6, 1995) was an American baseball outfielder who played for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in 1949 before joining the Boston Braves organization in 1951. With teammates Hank Aaron and Felix Mantilla, Garner was among the first black players in the South Atlantic League, thereby integrating it.[1][2][3]

He spent ten seasons in the minor leagues, from 1951 to 1959 and in 1961. He hit .321 with 1,115 hits, 190 doubles, 37 triples and 157 home runs in 997 games.[4]