Joe Erautt

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Joe Erautt
Catcher
Born: (1921-09-01)September 1, 1921
Vibank, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: October 6, 1976(1976-10-06) (aged 55)
Portland, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 9, 1950, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 22, 1951, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .186
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1
Teams

Joseph Michael Erautt (September 1, 1921 – October 6, 1976) was a Canadian-born professional baseball player. Nicknamed "Stubby", the 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 175 lb (79 kg) catcher appeared in 32 total games over parts of two seasons (1950–51) with the Chicago White Sox. Born in Vibank, Saskatchewan, and of German descent, he was the elder brother of MLB pitcher Eddie Erautt. The Erautt family moved to Portland, Oregon, before Eddie was born, hence the younger sibling was a native American citizen.

Joe Erautt was an alumnus of the University of Portland. He served in the United States Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.[1] His war-interrupted professional career extended for 14 total seasons (1940–42; 1946–56) and included almost 1,100 games played in minor league baseball.

His MLB service consisted of two 16-game stints with the White Sox. For his career, he collected eight hits, including one double, and compiled a .186 batting average in 43 at-bats, with one run batted in.

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  1. ^ "Those Who Served, A-Z". baseballinwartime.com. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 

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