Major League Baseball Player. Born in Galveston, Texas, he was a catcher making his debut for the St. Louis Cardinals on April 30, 1928. For seventeen seasons, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1928, 1930-32, 1941), New York Giants (1933-38, 1943-44), Chicago Cubs (1939), Brooklyn Dodgers (1940) and Philadelphia Phillies (1945). He was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship (1931), New York Giants World Series Championship (1933) and twice was selected to the National League All-Star team (1935, 1937). He concluded his career with a record of 386 runs scored, 1194 hits, 53 home runs, 543 runs batted in and a .265 batting average. In 1981, he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and into the National Italian Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. He died of emphysema at age 78 in Houston, Texas.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith