Alex Kampouris

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Alex Kampouris
Second baseman
Born: (1912-11-13)November 13, 1912
Sacramento, California
Died: May 29, 1993(1993-05-29) (aged 80)
Sacramento, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 31, 1934, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1943, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 45
Runs batted in 284

Alexis William Kampouris (November 13, 1912 – May 29, 1993), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as a second baseman from 1934 to 1939 and 1941 to 1943.

Miscellaneous facts[edit]

  • Kampouris is considered the first ever Major League player of Greek descent.[citation needed]
  • On May 9, 1937, Kampouris hit three home runs in one game for the Reds against the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • On August 13, 1937, Kampouris was honored at Wrigley Field by the Chicago Hellenic Society as a visiting member of the Reds. He was given a car and praised before the game, only to commit three errors in one inning against the Cubs that day.[citation needed]

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