January 26, 1915|
Los Angeles, California
|Died: September 26, 1976
Los Alamitos, California
|May 5, 1939, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 13, 1947, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||192|
Glen David "Rip" Russell (January 26, 1915 – September 26, 1976) was an infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a first baseman for two different teams between the 1939 and 1947 seasons. Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 180 lb., Russell batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Los Angeles, California.
Basically a line-drive hitter and a good fielding replacement, Russell entered the majors in 1939 with the Chicago Cubs, playing for them four years (1939–42) before joining the Boston Red Sox (1946–47). His most productive season came during his rookie year, when he posted career-highs in batting average (.273), home runs (9), runs (55), hits (148), extra-base hits (38), RBI (79) and games played (143).
Russell died in Los Alamitos, California, at the age of 61.
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- Rip Russell at Find a Grave
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