Buzz Boyle

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Buzz Boyle
Born: (1908-02-09)February 9, 1908
Died: November 12, 1978(1978-11-12) (aged 70)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 11, 1929, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1935, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .290
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 125

Ralph Francis Boyle (February 9, 1908 – November 12, 1978), was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1929 through 1935 for the Boston Braves (1929–30) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1933–35). In 1934, his most productive year in the majors, Boyle hit .305 for the Dodgers, led the major leagues with 20 outfield assists, and received National League MVP votes. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 170 lb., Boyle batted and threw left-handed. Born in Cincinnati, he attended Xavier University.

Boyle also managed for the Muskegon Lassies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1944 season. Noted sports columnist Steve Rushin is his great-nephew.

Boyle died at his hometown of Cincinnati at the age of 70.

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