Gene Verble

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Gene Verble
Shortstop/Second Baseman
Born: (1928-06-29) June 29, 1928 (age 88)
Concord, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1951, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
June 27, 1953, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .202
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 17

Gene Kermit Verble (born June 29, 1928 at Concord, North Carolina) is a retired American shortstop and second baseman in Major League Baseball. Nicknamed "Satchel", he played a full season for the 1951 Washington Senators, as well as for part of the Senators' 1953 campaign, batting .202 with 17 runs batted in and no home runs in 81 games and 198 at bats.

Verble threw and batted right-handed, and stood 5'10" (1.78 m) tall and weighed 163 pounds (74 kg). He had a 14-season minor league playing career, much of it in the Double-A Southern Association playing for the Atlanta Crackers and Chattanooga Lookouts. He managed in the Washington/Minnesota Twins organization from 1957 through midseason 1961, including a stint at the Triple-A level with the 1961 Syracuse Chiefs of the International League. His 1957 Charlotte Hornets team won the Class A Sally League championship. In 1962, his final season in baseball, Verble managed the Burlington Indians, the Cleveland Indians' Class B Carolina League affiliate. His record as a minor league pilot was 387-392 (.497).


  • Spink, J.G. Taylor, publisher. The Official 1952 Baseball Register. St. Louis; The Sporting News, 1952.

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