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Tommy Thevenow
Birth: Sep. 6, 1903
Jefferson County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1957
Jefferson County
Indiana, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The longtime shortstop is best remembered for leading all hitters with a .417 average (10 for 24) to help the St. Louis Cardinals win the 1926 World Series. He played 15 years in the big leagues for St. Louis (1924 to 1928), the Philadelphia Phillies (1929 to 1930), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1931 to 1935), the Cincinnati Reds (1936), the Boston Braves (1937) and the Pirates (1938). The right-handed batter was the lowest hitting regular at .256 in the Redbirds' lineup during the 1926 Fall Classic against the New York Yankees. Yet, his single in the fourth inning off Waite Hoyt in the decisive Game 7 drove in two runs as the Cardinals won 3-2. He also outhit Rogers Hornsby, Jim Bottomley, Chick Hafey, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri and Earle Combs in the Series to make his hometown of Madison, Ind., proud. St. Louis traded him to Philadelphia on December 13, 1928 for shortstop Heinie Sand and $10,000. He had his best year at the plate with the Phillies in 1930, when he hit .286 with 21 doubles and 78 runs batted in. Philadelphia shipped him and pitcher Claude Willoughby to Pittsburgh on November 6, 1930 for shortstop Dick Bartell. The Pirates sold him to the Reds on December 12, 1935. Boston bought him from Cincinnati on January 6, 1937. His lifetime totals were .247 with 124 doubles, two homers (both coming in 1926) and 456 RBIs. He played 848 games at shortstop, 188 at second base and 171 at third base.  (bio by: Ron Coons) 
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  Helen Hargitt Thevenow (1910 - 1982)*
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Springdale Cemetery
Jefferson County
Indiana, USA
Plot: The Palms
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13789703
Tommy Thevenow
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Tommy Thevenow
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Tommy Thevenow
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- sjm
 Added: Jul. 29, 2016
Happy Angel Day, Tommy, and rest in perfect peace.
- sjm
 Added: Jul. 29, 2015
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