George Fallon (baseball)
July 8, 1914|
Jersey City, New Jersey
|Died: October 25, 1994
Lake Worth, Florida
|September 27, 1937, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 13, 1945, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runs batted in||21|
|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.
- Baseball A Doubleheader Collection of Facts, Feats, & Firsts. St. Louis, Mo.: The Sporting News Publishing Co. 1992. ISBN 0-88365-785-6..
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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