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George Bevan "Bo" Strickland
Birth: Jan. 10, 1926
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 2010
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Major League Baseball Player, Coach, Manager. For ten seasons (1950 to 1957, 1959 to 1960), he played at the shortstop, second base and third base positions with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians. Born George Bevan Strickland, he attended S.J. Peters High School (New Orleans), and served in the South Pacific Theatre while with the United States Navy during World War II. He made his Major League debut with Pittsburgh on May 7, 1950, appearing in 23 games that season. He was a member of the 1954 American League Pennant-winning Indians team, and appeared in 3 games recording 9 at bats during the World Series. A fine defensive player, he led the American League with a .976 fielding average in 1955. In 971 career regular season games, he amassed 633 hits with a .224 lifetime batting average. Following his playing career, Strickland served as a coach with the Minnesota Twins' (1962), Cleveland Indians' (1963 to 1969) and Kansas City Royals' (1970 to 1972) staffs. He served as manager of the Cleveland Indians for parts of two seasons (1964 and 1966), compiling a 48 win 63 loss record. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Greenwood Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 23, 2010
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