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 Donald Lee “Blazer” Blasingame

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Donald Lee “Blazer” Blasingame

  • Birth 16 Mar 1932 Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 13 Apr 2005 Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 10783743

Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed "Blazer", he was a hustling second baseman making his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on September 20, 1955. For twelve seasons, he played with the St. Louis Cardinals ( 1955-59), San Francisco Giants (1960-61), Cincinnati Reds (1962-63), Washington Senators (1964-65) and Kansas City Athletics in 1966. He was named to the National League All-Star Team in 1958, finishing his career in 1966, with a record of 1366 hits, 21 homeruns, 731 runs scored, 308 runs batted in, a .258 batting average and a .979 fielding percentage. In retirement he managed Baseball in Japan for three seasons and compiled a record of 180 wins, 208 loss, with 28 ties.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: Navy Doc
  • Added: 14 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10783743
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Lee “Blazer” Blasingame (16 Mar 1932–13 Apr 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10783743, citing Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .