Rip Russell

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Rip Russell
First baseman
Born: (1915-01-26)January 26, 1915
Los Angeles, California
Died: September 26, 1976(1976-09-26) (aged 61)
Los Alamitos, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 5, 1939, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 13, 1947, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .245
Home runs 29
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).

In a six-season career, Russell was a .245 hitter (344-for-1402) with 29 home runs and 192 RBI in 425 games, including 133 runs, 52 doubles, eight triples and four stolen bases.

Russell died in Los Alamitos, California, at the age of 61.

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