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Thurman Tucker
Birth: Sep. 26, 1917
Gordon
Palo Pinto County
Texas, USA
Death: May 7, 1993
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The bespectacled outfielder's striking resemblance to comedian Joe. E. Brown earned him his nickname. He played for the Chicago White Sox (1942 to 1944, 1946 to 1947) and the Cleveland Indians (1948 to 1951). In his full season, 1943, the left-handed batter hit .235 but scored a career-high 81 runs. When he was leading the American League in hitting for the first part of 1944 with his average near .400 through June, he was named to the American League All-Star team. He was the leadoff batter for the AL and went 0 for 4 as the National League won 7-1 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Soon after, he went into an 0-for-32 slide and was benched. He finished the season hitting .287 with a career-high 46 runs batted in. He was traded to the Cleveland Indians on Jan. 27, 1948 for catcher Ralph Weigel and played part-time for the Indians. He made his only appearance in the 1948 World Series against the Boston Braves batting sixth and playing center field in Game 7. He responded with a single and a walk in three at-bats, a run scored and an assist as the Indians won 4-3 for the championship. His nine-year career totals were .255 with nine homers and 179 RBIs. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
Burial:
New Gordon Cemetery
Gordon
Palo Pinto County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13608006
Thurman Tucker
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