Toby Atwell

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Toby Atwell
Born: 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
Career statistics
Batting average .260
Runs scored 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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