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Johnny Wyrostek
Birth: Jul. 12, 1919
Fairmont City
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1986
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The outfielder made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1942, but before he entered the military in 1944, he was sent to the St. Louis Cardinals' Columbus farm club with cash for pitcher Preacher Roe. Upon his return in 1946, he and pitcher Al Jurisich were sold to the Philadelphia Phillies. The left-handed batter hit .281 with 30 doubles in 1946 and .273 in 1947. Wyrostek was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for shortstop Eddie Miller on Feb. 10, 1948. He belted a career-high 17 homers in 1948 and batted .311 in 1951. He played in the 1950 and 1951 All-Star Games, going hitless in three at-bats. He drove in eight runs on September 4, 1950 in a 5-4 and 8-4 doubleheader sweep over St. Louis at Crosley Field. He was dealt to the Phillies with pitcher Kent Peterson on May 23, 1952 for pitcher Bubba Church. His 11-year totals were .271 with 1,149 hits, including 209 doubles. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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  Anna D Wyrostek (1919 - 2002)*
 
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Burial:
Lake View Memorial Gardens
Fairview Heights
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13581119
Johnny Wyrostek
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- sjm
 Added: Dec. 12, 2014
I wish you were playing for the Cardinals that day.
- Donny Quinn
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014
On this date 66 years ago -- June 11, 1948 -- Johnny Wyrostek, batting leadoff, went 4 for 4, including two homers and a double, scored four runs and drove in three as the Cincinnati Reds pounded the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1.
- Ron
 Added: Jun. 11, 2014
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