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 Joe “Ducky” Medwick

Joe “Ducky” Medwick

Birth
Carteret, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 21 Mar 1975 (aged 63)
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Sappington, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 4421 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed ‘Muscles' or ‘Ducky', for seventeen seasons (1932 to 1948), he played at the outfielder (primarily left-fielder position) with the St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants and Boston Braves. Born Joseph Michael Medwick, he was raised in New Jersey where he attended Carteret High School and marked his Major League debut with the Cardinals on September 2, 1932, following two distinguished years in the Texas League. He appeared in 26 games during the 1932 season, recording a .349 batting average, and by 1934 he was a significant contributor to the Cardinals' squad referred to as the ‘Gas House Gang' which captured the World Series title in 1934. In 1937, he led the league in home runs (34), RBIs (154) and batting average (.374) earning him the Triple Crown. To date he is the last player from the National League to accomplish this. Medwick experienced a second National League Pennant while with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1941. In 1,984 regular season games, he amassed 2,471 hits with 540 doubles, 1,383 RBIs and a .324 lifetime batting average. In 12 World Series contests, he recorded 15 hits, with a .326 batting average. Medwick was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968.

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  • Added: 1 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4421
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe “Ducky” Medwick (24 Nov 1911–21 Mar 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4421, citing Saint Lucas Cemetery, Sappington, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .