Dick Cole (baseball)
May 6, 1926 |
Long Beach, California
|April 27, 1951, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 21, 1957, for the Milwaukee Braves|
Before the 1943 season, Cole was signed as an amateur free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals. Over eight years later he made his debut with the Cardinals, but was traded after only 15 games of service to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he would spend the majority of his career.
In Cole's only full season, 1954, he grounded into 20 double plays, which was enough to tie for the second highest total in the National League with Stan Musial, only being topped by Del Ennis with 23. However, Cole hit .270, along with 22 doubles, 5 triples, and 40 RBI in 138 games. The only home run of the year he hit was off the Brooklyn Dodgers' All-Star Carl Erskine.
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