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Calvin Ross "Cal" Abrams
Birth: Mar. 2, 1924
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1997
Fort Lauderdale
Broward County
Florida, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as an outfielder for 8 seasons (1949 to 1956) with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox. He appeared in his first three and half seasons with the Dodgers, mainly as a backup outfielder. After playing 10 games for the Dodgers in 1952, he was traded to the Reds. Before the beginning of the 1953 season he was dealt to the Pirates, and proceeded to have his best year, hitting .286 with 15 home runs. He would play only three more seasons after that, spending time with the Orioles and White Sox before leaving baseball after the 1956 season. In 1950, while with the Dodgers, he was involved in one of the most significant plays of the season. On October 1, the Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies were playing a game that would determine which team would win the National league pennant. In the 9th inning, with the game tied 1-1, Abrams was on second base when Duke Snider hit a single into the outfield. He was waved home by 3rd base coach Milt Stock, and was gunned down at the plate by Phillies center fielder (and future Hall of Famer) Richie Ashburn. The play resulted in the preservation of the 1-1 tie, and facilitated the Phils' Dick Sisler's 10th inning Pennant winning home run. Milt Stock, a one time Phillie in his playing days, was fired after the season for his decision to wave Abrams home. Cal Abrams finished with career totals of 567 Games Played, 433 Hits, 257 Runs, 32 Home Runs, 138 RBIs and a career .269 batting average. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Star of David Memorial Gardens
North Lauderdale
Broward County
Florida, USA
Plot: Garden of Moses Section, Lot 205, Grave 1
 
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Record added: Jul 02, 2001
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