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Samuel "The Jet" Jethroe
Birth: Jan. 20, 1920
Death: Jun. 16, 2001

Major League Baseball Player. Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, he was an outfielder nicknamed "The Jet" in the Negro Leagues hitting .340 over seven seasons (1942-48) and helped his team the Cleveland Buckeyes win the 1945 Negro League World Series. On April 18, 1950, he made his debut for the Boston Braves and at age 32, was the oldest player to win rookie of the year honors in 1950. For four seasons, he played with the Boston Braves (1950-52) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1954). He finished his career with a record of 460 hits, 49 home runs, 280 runs scored, 181 runs batted in and a .261 batting average. He died at age 83 in Erie, Pennsylvania. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
Erie Cemetery
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Jun 18, 2001
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