Toby Atwell

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Toby Atwell
Born: (1924-03-08)March 8, 1924
Leesburg, Virginia
Died: January 25, 2003(2003-01-25) (aged 78)
Purcellville, Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1952, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1956, for the Milwaukee Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .260
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 116
Putouts 1,499
Career highlights and awards

Maurice Dailey "Toby" Atwell (March 8, 1924 – January 25, 2003) was an American professional baseball player who was a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs (19521953), Pittsburgh Pirates (19531956) and Milwaukee Braves (1956). Atwell, listed at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg), batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Leesburg, Virginia.


A strong defensive catcher, Atwell shortened his career when he hurt his knee sliding while playing for the Triple-A Montreal Royals in the 1949 (International League). His most productive season came in his rookie year with the Cubs, when he posted career-highs in batting average (.290), RBI (31), runs (36), hits (105), doubles (16), games played (107), and was selected to the National League All-Star team.

In a five-season major league career, Atwell was a .260 hitter with nine home runs and 110 RBI in 378 games.

Atwell died in Purcellville, Virginia, at the age of 78.

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