Vic Correll

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Vic Correll
Catcher
Born: (1946-02-05) February 5, 1946 (age 71)
Washington, D.C.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 4, 1972, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1980, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Games played
Batting average
 409
.229
Home runs
Runs batted in
  29
125
On-base percentage
Slugging percentage
.310
.366
Teams

Victor Crosby Correll (born February 5, 1946) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds in all or parts de eight seasons spanning 1972–1980. Listed at 5' 10", 185 lb., Correll batted and threw right handed. He was born in Washington, D.C.[1]

The Cleveland Indians selected Correll in the ninth round of the 1967 MLB Draft out of Georgia Southern University. He spent four seasons in the Indians Minor League system before joining the Chicago White Sox, Red Sox, Braves and Reds organizations.[2]

Correll spent most of his major league career as a backup catcher. From 1974 to 1976, he played behind Johnny Oates at Atlanta and was the starting catcher in 1975 and 1976. He returned to a backup role when Biff Pocoroba became the starter in 1977. In addition, he was the # 2 catcher at Cincinnati behind Johnny Bench in 1978 and 1979. The Reds won the National West Division title in 1979, but Correll did not appear in post-season play.

His most productive season came in 1975 with the Braves, when he posted career numbers in home runs (11), RBI (39) and games played (103).[1]

Besides, Correll batted .229 with 82 homers and 346 RBI in 767 minor league games.[2] In between, he played winter ball for the Cardenales de Lara club of the Venezuelan Winter League in the 1975-76 and 1976-77 seasons.[3]

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