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Eric Tipton
Birth: Apr. 20, 1915
Death: Aug. 30, 2001

Major League Baseball Player. Born in Petersburg, Virginia, he was a stand out running back a Duke University for the Blue Devils when he was drafted by the NFL Washington Redskins in 1939, but chose to play baseball instead. On June 9, 1939, he made his debut as an outfielder for the Philadelphia Athletics. For seven seasons, he played with the Philadelphia Athletics (1939-41) and Cincinnati Reds (1942-45). He ended his career with a record of 439 hits, 22 homeruns, 151 runs batted in and a .270 batting average. He went on to be a baseball coach for twenty seasons at the US Military Academy West Point, where his teams were 234 wins, 201 loss 5 ties and won three league titles. He died at age 86 in Newport News, Virginia and is also a member of the National College Football Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Gertrude T. Tipton (1917 - 1990)*
 
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Burial:
Williamsburg Memorial Park
Williamsburg West
James City County
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: Nov 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8080647
Eric Tipton
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