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 Solly Hemus

Solly Hemus

Birth
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Death 2 Oct 2017 (aged 94)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 183944910 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player, Manager. Born Solomon Joseph Hemus, he played Major League Baseball for eleven seasons as a shortstop and second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals (1949 to 1956, 1959) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1956 to 1958). He also served as the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1961. He started with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1949 and played for them until being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1956. He played for the Phillies until September 29, 1958 when he was reacquired by the Cardinals and named player-manager of the team. He went on to play twenty-four games with the Cardinals in 1959, mostly as a pinch-hitter, before solely concentrating on his managerial duties. His career batting statistics were 51 home runs, 263 runs batted in, and a .273 batting average. He remained as the manager of the Cardinals until being replaced in July, 1961 by Johnny Keane. His career managerial record was 190-192. He would later serve as a coach for both the New York Mets and the Cleveland Indians. He went in to the oil business in his adopted home city of Houston, Texas after his baseball career was over.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 3 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 183944910
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Solly Hemus (17 Apr 1923–2 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 183944910, citing Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .