Paul Florence

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Paul Florence
Born: (1900-04-22)April 22, 1900
Died: May 28, 1986(1986-05-28) (aged 86)
Gainesville, Florida
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 21, 1926, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1926, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average.229
Home runs2
Runs batted in14

Paul Robert Florence (April 22, 1900 – May 28, 1986) was a professional baseball player who played catcher in the Major Leagues in 1926 for the New York Giants.


He graduated from Georgetown University, where he was a Hall of Fame selection in football, basketball and baseball. Florence was also a catcher inductee for football and baseball in the Loyola Academy Hall of Fame. He was the catcher on the all-time Rochester team, which was considered one of the best in the International League. For seven years, Florence was the general manager of the Birmingham team in the Southern Association. He was the assistant general manager of the Cincinnati Reds and one of the main organizers of the first Houston Astros team. He remained with the Astros as their chief scout until he retired in 1983 at the age of 83. He also played for one year for the Chicago Cardinals.

He was born in Chicago and died in Gainesville, Florida.

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