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Mark Henry Belanger
Birth: Jun. 8, 1944
Pittsfield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1998
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he made his debut with the Baltimore Orioles as a shortstop on August 7, 1965. For 18 seasons he played with the Baltimore Orioles 1965 to 1981 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1982. A defensive standout, he won eight Gold Glove Awards between 1969 and 1978, led the American League in assists, fielding percentage three times each and holds the highest career fielding average by an American League shortstop at .977 percent. He also was a member of the 1970 World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles and was on the 1976 American League All-Star team. He finished his career appearing in 2016 games with 1316 hits, 20 homeruns, 389 runs batted in and .228 batting average. He died of cancer at age 54 in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Louis Belanger (1914 - 2001)
  Maria Bianchi Belanger (1918 - 2013)
 
 Sibling:
  Jeanne Marie Belanger Heil (1941 - 2009)*
  Mark Henry Belanger (1944 - 1998)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Pittsfield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Aug 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6702160
Mark Henry Belanger
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Mark Henry Belanger
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Mark Henry Belanger
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014
RIP to The Blade, one of the finest SS I've ever seen. Thanks for all the memories, you were the player I tried to emulate as a LL SS.
- William Malicia
 Added: May. 4, 2014
One of my first baseball heroes! I just watched Game 5 of the 1970 WS where you fielded the last batted ball of the Series. You are remembered!
- John Robertson
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014
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