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 George “Snuffy” Stirnweiss

George “Snuffy” Stirnweiss

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 15 Sep 1958 (aged 39)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Old Section, Sec. 29, Lot 157, Grave 1
Memorial ID 8146 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He played with the New York Yankees from 1943 to 1950. He also played for the St. Louis Browns and Cleveland Indians. He was the American League batting champion in 1945. Joe McCarthy, Hall Of fame Manager for the Yankees, called Stirnweiss one of the toughest competitors that he ever saw. Drowned when the Jersey Central Train bound for New York that he was riding on, ran through an open Draw Bridge and plunged into Raritan Bay, New Jersey. When his body was found inside the train, he was clutching a Rosary in his hands.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8146
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George “Snuffy” Stirnweiss (26 Oct 1918–15 Sep 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8146, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .