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 Heinz Becker

Heinz Becker

Birth
Berlin, Germany
Death 11 Nov 1991 (aged 77)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Wildwood Urn Garden, Space 91
Memorial ID 9277 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League baseball as a 1st Baseman for 4 seasons (1943, 1945 to 1947) with the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. Born in Berlin, Germany in the midst of World War I, he gained a chance to play in the Majors due to sudden lack of regular ball players because of World War II military enlistment. Spent most of his short career as a back up, and helped the Cubs win the National League Pennant in 1945. He played in 3 games of the subsequent World Series against the Detroit Tigers, singling and walking in three pinch-hitting plate appearances (the Cubs lost to the Tigers 4 games to 3 in their last appearance to date in the World Series). Nine games into the 1946 season he was sent to the Indians, where he played in 50 more games, then 2 games of the 1947 season before his career ended. His totals were 152 Games Played, 94 Hits, 45 Runs, 2 Home Runs, 47 RBIs, and a .263 career Batting Average.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9277
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Heinz Becker (26 Aug 1914–11 Nov 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9277, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .