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 Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Jun 1993 (aged 71)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 1396 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The son of John and Ida Campanella was born November 19, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA and died June 26, 1993 in Woodland Hills, California. He was also know by the nickhame "CAMPY". He was a member of the Baltimore Elite Giants from 1937 to 1942. In 1948 he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers until 1957. During his career he was in five World Series, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1956. He hit 242 home runs during his career. He was the Most Valueable Player in 1951, 1953, and 1955. He married Ruth Roxie Doles in 1963 and was married to her until his death in 1993. They had five children. In January of 1958 he was in a car accident and was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. On June 4, 1972 The Brooklyn Dodgers retired his number 39. And in 1969 he was inducted to the Hall of Fame. In 1991 he and Ruthe started The Roy and Roxie Campanella Physical Therapy Scholarship Foundation which provided scholarships to students going into physical therapy, as well as giving support for people with paraplegia, equipment, education, and information were also provided by the Foundation. In 1999 was listed as # 50 on the 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Times. In 2006 his picture will one of four placed on USA Stamps celebrating Baseball sluggers.

Bio by: Rhonda Cowan


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1396
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roy Campanella (19 Nov 1921–26 Jun 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1396, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.