Soup Campbell

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Soup Campbell
Born: (1915-03-07)March 7, 1915
Sparta, Virginia
Died: February 16, 2000(2000-02-16) (aged 84)
Sparta, Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1940, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1941, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average .246
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 37

Clarence Campbell Campbell, better known as Soup Campbell (after Campbell's Soup) (March 7, 1915 – February 16, 2000) was a backup outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1940 through 1941 for the Cleveland Indians. Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 188 lb., Campbell batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Sparta, Virginia.[1]

In a two-season career, Campbell was a .246 hitter (96-for-432) with three home runs and 37 runs batted in in 139 games, including 10 doubles, four triples, one stolen base, and a .315 on-base percentage.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, missing the 1942-1945 seasons, returning to baseball action with the Baltimore Orioles of the International League in 1946. He compiled a .298 average and 23 homers in 579 minor league games in a span of five years (1937–39, 1946–47).[2]

He later managed for the 1952 Lexington team of the North Carolina State League.

Campbell died in Sparta at the age of 84.