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 Calvin Ross “Cal” Abrams

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Calvin Ross “Cal” Abrams

  • Birth 2 Mar 1924 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 25 Feb 1997 Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
  • Burial North Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
  • Plot Garden of Moses Section, Lot 205, Grave 1
  • Memorial ID 22866

Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as an outfielder for 8 seasons (1949 to 1956) with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox. He appeared in his first three and half seasons with the Dodgers, mainly as a backup outfielder. After playing 10 games for the Dodgers in 1952, he was traded to the Reds. Before the beginning of the 1953 season he was dealt to the Pirates, and proceeded to have his best year, hitting .286 with 15 home runs. He would play only three more seasons after that, spending time with the Orioles and White Sox before leaving baseball after the 1956 season. In 1950, while with the Dodgers, he was involved in one of the most significant plays of the season. On October 1, the Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies were playing a game that would determine which team would win the National league pennant. In the 9th inning, with the game tied 1-1, Abrams was on second base when Duke Snider hit a single into the outfield. He was waved home by 3rd base coach Milt Stock, and was gunned down at the plate by Phillies center fielder (and future Hall of Famer) Richie Ashburn. The play resulted in the preservation of the 1-1 tie, and facilitated the Phils' Dick Sisler's 10th inning Pennant winning home run. Milt Stock, a one time Phillie in his playing days, was fired after the season for his decision to wave Abrams home. Cal Abrams finished with career totals of 567 Games Played, 433 Hits, 257 Runs, 32 Home Runs, 138 RBIs and a career .269 batting average.

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  • Added: 2 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22866
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Calvin Ross “Cal” Abrams (2 Mar 1924–25 Feb 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22866, citing Star of David Memorial Gardens, North Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .