George Binks

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George Binks
Born: (1914-07-11)July 11, 1914
Died: November 13, 2010(2010-11-13) (aged 96)
Downers Grove, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 23, 1944, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
July 3, 1948, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average .253
Hits 277
Stolen bases 21
Career highlights and awards
  • 21st place in MVP Voting, 1945 AL

George Alvin "Bingo" Binks (July 11, 1914 – November 13, 2010[1]) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a right fielder for three teams between 1944 and 1948. Listed at 6'0", 175 lb., he batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Chicago.

Binks reached the majors in 1944 with the Washington Senators, spending three years with them before moving to the Philadelphia Athletics (1947–1948) and St. Louis Browns (1948). His most productive season came in 1945 with Washington, when he hit .278 with six home runs and 81 runs batted in in 145 games played, all career-highs.

In a five-season career, Binks was a .253 hitter (277–for–1093) with eight home runs and 130 RBI in 351 games, including 112 runs, 55 doubles, 10 triples, and 21 stolen bases.


  1. ^ "George Binks". 10 December 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010. 

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