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Roy Campanella
Birth: Nov. 19, 1921
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1993
Woodland Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The son of John and Ida Campanella was born November 19, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA and died June 26, 1993 in Woodland Hills, California. He was also know by the nickhame "CAMPY". He was a member of the Baltimore Elite Giants from 1937 to 1942. In 1948 he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers until 1957. During his career he was in five World Series, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1956. He hit 242 home runs during his career. He was the Most Valueable Player in 1951, 1953, and 1955. He married Ruth Roxie Doles in 1963 and was married to her until his death in 1993. They had five children. In January of 1958 he was in a car accident and was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. On June 4, 1972 The Brooklyn Dodgers retired his number 39. And in 1969 he was inducted to the Hall of Fame. In 1991 he and Ruthe started The Roy and Roxie Campanella Physical Therapy Scholarship Foundation which provided scholarships to students going into physical therapy, as well as giving support for people with paraplegia, equipment, education, and information were also provided by the Foundation. In 1999 was listed as # 50 on the 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Times. In 2006 his picture will one of four placed on USA Stamps celebrating Baseball sluggers. (bio by: Rhonda Cowan) 
 
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Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Roy Campanella
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Roy Campanella
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I regret having never seen you play. You were my idol growing up having read about the exploits of you and the Brooklyn Dodgers. God bless you Mr. Campanella. You are definitely one of the all-time greats!
- Neil F.
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
Happy Birthday Roy.
- Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr.
 Added: Nov. 19, 2013
Happy birthday to a true legend...
- Gil
 Added: Nov. 19, 2013
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