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Vernon Decatur Stephens

  • Birth 23 Oct 1920 McAlister, Quay County, New Mexico, USA
  • Death 3 Nov 1968 Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 6700144

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. He was a versatile infielder playing shortstop and third base, making his debut with the St. Louis Browns on September 13, 1941. For 15 seasons, he played with the St. Louis Browns (1941-1947), Boston Red Sox (1948-52), Chicago White Sox in 1953 and Baltimore Orioles (1954-55). He shortstop in two All-Star games (1943-44) and ended his career with 1859 hits, 1001 runs scored, 247 homeruns, 1174 runs batted in and a .286 batting average. He died of a heart attack at age 48 and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 2009.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6700144
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vernon Decatur Stephens (23 Oct 1920–3 Nov 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6700144, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach), Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .