Enos Slaughter

  Male      American      Athlete

  Born : Apr 27, 1916  -
  Died : Aug 12, 2002

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Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 27, 1916 – August 12, 2002), nicknamed "Country", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder. He played for 19-seasons on four major league teams from 1938–1942 and 1946-1959. He is noted primarily for his playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and is best known for scoring the winning run in Game Seven of the 1946 World Series. A ten time All-Star, he has been elected to both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Slaughter was born in Roxboro, North Carolina, where he earned the nickname "Country", and joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1938 before being traded to the New York Yankees in 1954.

When Slaughter was a minor leaguer in Columbus, Ohio, he went running towards the dugout from his position in the outfield, slowed down near the infield, and began walking the rest of the way. Manager Eddie Dyer told him, "Son, if you're tired, we'll try to get you some help". During the remainder of his major-league career, Slaughter ran everywhere he went on a baseball field.[citation needed] In 1937, he had 245 hits and 147 runs scored for Columbus...

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