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 Lena Blackburne

Lena Blackburne

Original Name Russell Aubrey
Birth
Clifton Heights, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Feb 1968 (aged 81)
Riverside, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Palmyra, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 10329213 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball for eight seasons (1910, 1912, 1914 to 1915, 1919, 1927, 1929) as an infielder for the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Braves. After his career ended, he marketed the unique properties of clay and mud found on his family's land in Burlington County, New Jersey to take the shine off new baseballs, creating "Lena Blackburne Rubbing Mud". Today, every Major and Minor league baseball team utilizes the product.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Gregory Speciale
  • Added: 15 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10329213
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lena Blackburne (23 Oct 1886–29 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10329213, citing Morgan Cemetery, Palmyra, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .