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Birth: Nov. 27, 1912
Hill County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1970
Hill County
Texas, USA

He was a Major League Baseball shortstop/third baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs in 1944. He stood 5'10" and weighed 165 lbs.

York is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on April 18, 1944 (Opening Day) in a road game against the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field.

His season and career totals for 28 games include a .235 batting average (20-for-85) with 7 runs batted in and 4 runs scored. He was a good fielder for his era, handling 120 out of 125 total chances successfully for a fielding percentage of .960.

He was the son of Theodore & Mattie York. Brother of Juanita M. York, Lois C. York and May W. York.

He was first married to Stephanie. They later divorced.

His second marriage, on Jan. 29, 1941, was to Mariana Norris. They had one daughter, Nancy Ann York.

He was survived by his first and second wives, daughter, Nancy York Ryan and husband, Bill, of Dawson; grandchildren, William Robert "Bill" Dempsey and wife, Shari, of Valley View, Diana Dempsey Farmer and husband, Brad, of Corsicana; great-grandson, Tony Farmer; great-great-grandchildren, Cody, Blane, Levi and Cameron.

Family links: 
  Theodore York (1888 - 1942)
  Mariana Norris York (1915 - 2009)
  Juanita M York Sanders (1909 - 1977)*
  Tony Batton York (1912 - 1970)
  Lois C. York Langford (1915 - 2006)*
  May Wynell York Hollingsworth (1918 - 2009)*
  Lila Louise Blount (1920 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Tx Pvt U.S. Army WWII
Fairview Cemetery
Hill County
Texas, USA
Created by: D. Brown Love
Record added: May 18, 2005
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Pvt Tony Batton York
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Pvt Tony Batton York
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Pvt Tony Batton York
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 Added: Dec. 12, 2012

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