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 John Sherman “Sherm” Lollar

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John Sherman “Sherm” Lollar

  • Birth 23 Aug 1924 Durham, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 24 Sep 1977 Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Veterans C 43 9
  • Memorial ID 19730

One of the best catchers in the Majors during his career, he was a member of the "Go-Go" White Sox' during their pennant winning season of 1959. He was a dangerous hitter with good power and was outstanding on defense. Led AL backstops four times in fielding and his .992 career average ranks in the top five all-time. In 1962 he equaled the ML record by catching six pop-ups in one game. He appeared in over 100 games for ten straight seasons. On April 23, 1955 he became the third major leaguer in history to collect two hits in one inning twice in the same game.

Bio by: Frank Russo

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19730
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Sherman “Sherm” Lollar (23 Aug 1924–24 Sep 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19730, citing Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .