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Leon Culberson
Birth: Aug. 6, 1919
Halls
Bartow County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1989
Rome
Floyd County
Georgia, USA

Professional Baseball Player. The right-handed-hitting Boston Red Sox outfielder was best remembered for being in the spotlight in Game 7 of the 1946 World Series. He entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch runner for Dom DiMaggio, who was injured while hitting a two-run double to tie the score at 3-3. In the bottom of the inning he replaced the superior fielding DiMaggio in center field. With St. Louis' Enos Slaughter on first base with a leadoff single, Harry Walker delivered a two-out double to left-center field that Culberson fielded cleanly and relayed to Johnny Pesky. The shortstop, though, was surprised to see Slaughter hadn't stopped third base, hesitated for a split second and then threw wildly to the plate for the run that gave Eddie Dyer's Cardinals the title. Culberson played for Boston from 1943-47 and was traded with Al Kozar to Washington on Dec. 10, 1947 for outfielder Stan Spence. He finished his career with the Senators in 1948. He had a lifetime batting average of .266. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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 Parents:
  Clifford H Culberson (1894 - 1970)
  Eva M Mathis Culberson (1891 - 1979)
 
 Spouse:
  Willie Katherine Brandon Culberson (1920 - 1992)*
 
 Children:
  James Clifford Culberson (1949 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clifton Maurice Culberson (1916 - 2012)*
  Leon Culberson (1919 - 1989)
  James Mathis Culberson (1921 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oaknoll Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Rome
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Feb 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13485081
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