George Fallon (baseball)

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George Fallon
Second baseman/Shortstop
Born: (1914-07-08)July 8, 1914
Jersey City, New Jersey
Died: October 25, 1994(1994-10-25) (aged 80)
Lake Worth, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 27, 1937, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
July 13, 1945, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .216
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 21
Teams
Career highlights and awards

George Decatur Fallon (July 8, 1914 – October 25, 1994) was a backup second baseman/shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1937) and St. Louis Cardinals (1943-1945). A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Fallon batted and threw right-handed. He debuted on September 27, 1937, and played his final game on July 13, 1945.

In a four-season career, Fallon posted a .216 batting average (61-for-282) with one home run and 21 RBIs in 133 games played. One notable moment in Fallon's career—he was the first batter to face Cincinnati Reds pitcher Joe Nuxhall when the then 15-year-old Nuxhall made his major league debut on June 10, 1944. Nuxhall retired Fallon on a groundout.

Fallon died in Lake Worth, Florida, at age 80.

Sources[edit]

  • Baseball A Doubleheader Collection of Facts, Feats, & Firsts. St. Louis, Mo.: The Sporting News Publishing Co. 1992. ISBN 0-88365-785-6. .

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