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Vernon Decatur Stephens
Birth: Oct. 23, 1920
McAlister
Quay County
New Mexico
Death: Nov. 3, 1968
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. He was a versatile infielder playing shortstop and third base, making his debut with the St. Louis Browns on September 13, 1941. For 15 seasons, he played with the St. Louis Browns (1941-1947), Boston Red Sox (1948-52), Chicago White Sox in 1953 and Baltimore Orioles (1954-55). He shortstop in two All-Star games (1943-44) and ended his career with 1859 hits, 1001 runs scored, 247 homeruns, 1174 runs batted in and a .286 batting average. He died of a heart attack at age 48 and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 2009. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Bernice Harriett Hood Stephens (1920 - 1994)*
 
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Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach)
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 19, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6700144
Vernon Decatur Stephens
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