Sunday, March 9, 2014

3/9: Billy Southworth, Joe Dawson, Arky Vaughan, Ronnie Kline...

Billy Southworth, Joe Dawson, Arky Vaughan, Ronnie Kline...

  • 1893 - RF Billy Southworth was born in Harvard, Nebraska. He was a Buc from 1918-20, hitting .294, and then was traded as part of the package for Rabbit Maranville. Southworth reached the Hall of Fame thanks to his managing chops; he won two World Series with the Cardinals. 
  • 1897 - RHP Ralph Fenton “Joe” Dawson was born in Bow, Washington. He tossed for the Bucs from 1927-29, mostly from the pen, and went 11-17-3 with a 4.15 ERA. Joe tossed a scoreless frame in the 1927 World Series and hit pretty well, with a .257 lifetime Pirate BA. 
  • 1912 - Hall-of-Fame SS Arky Vaughan was born in Clifty, Arkansas. Vaughan compiled a .318 BA during a 14-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1932-41) and Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named to nine All-Star teams during that span. 

Play Ball series 1941

  • 1932 - RHP Ronnie Kline was born in Callery, Butler County. He spent eight of his 17 big league years (1952, 55-59, 68-69) hurling for the Bucs, going 66-91/3.77 for Pittsburgh.

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