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died in Palm Bay, Florida, at 83 years of age.
In the 1990s,
served as a catching instructor for Philadelphia in spring training and in the Florida Instructional League.
With his defensive and pitch calling skills improved,
played an important leadership role during the 1950 "Whiz Kids" championship season. Because he was, at 29, one of the veterans on the squad and was called upon to handle a young Phillie pitching staff, Philadelphia baseball writers nicknamed
"Grandpa Whiz." He enjoyed his best season in 1950, hitting for a .288 batting average with 24 home runs and 68 runs batted in. Unfortunately,
broke his ankle late in the season, but continued to play with the injury until the Phillies lost to the New York Yankees in the World Series. Future Hall of Fame pitcher, Robin Roberts said of
,"If you had to pick a guy in the clubhouse who was our leader that year, it would be Andy. He always played hard, and that was his best year by far".
(September 12, 1920 – February 22, 2004) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies between 1943 and 1951, and the Cincinnati Reds/Redlegs from 1952 through part of 1955, when he rejoined the Phillies for the rest of his career until his release at the end of the 1957 season.
was an integral part of the 1950 "Whiz Kids" Phillies team that won their first pennant since .
was born in Pierce, West Virginia to southern Russia immigrant parents. He was contracted as an amateur free agent in 1941 by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
led the Appalachian League in 1942 with 15 home runs and 202 total bases, and was among the league leaders in batting average. In , he had a .303 batting average with the Knoxville Smokies of the Class-A Southern Association, and was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies.
On June 2, , the Phillies hit five home runs during the eighth inning in a 12–3 victory over Cincinnati at Shibe Park, tying the major league mark set by the 1939 New York Giants.
hit two home runs in the inning, while Del Ennis, Willie Jones and Schoolboy Rowe had one each. Jones added a triple as Granny Hamner's double jumped the extra bases total to 18, still a record.
collected three home runs overall.
Among Major League players Jeff Bajenaru was believed to have been (until 2006) the only active player with a SABR membership; Elden Auker, Larry Dierker, and Andy
also have been involved.
In the final game of the season, in which the Phillies defeated the Dodgers, Caballero appeared as a pinch-runner, replacing catcher Andy
in the ninth inning. Philadelphia advanced to the 1950 World Series to play the New York Yankees, where they were defeated, four games to none. In the series, Caballero made three appearances: two as a pinch-runner—for
in Game 2, and for Goliat in Game 3—and one as a pinch-hitter for Konstanty in Game 4, where he struck out. For the season, Caballero appeared in 46 games and posted a .167 batting average.
Born in Strawberry Plains in Jefferson County, Tennessee, Bailey was contracted by the Cincinnati Redlegs in 1950 as an amateur free agent. He reached the Majors in 1953 and in 1955 he was given a chance as the Reds' starting catcher, replacing Andy
. When his offensive production floundered, the Reds traded
for catcher Smoky Burgess and Bailey was sent down to the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League. With the help of some batting advice from Reds manager and former catcher Birdie Tebbetts, his hitting improved in the minor leagues and continued to improve in the Venezuelan Winter League.
At the age of 23,
made his major league debut on September 14, 1943. By 1945, the Phillies were using
in a platoon system alongside veteran catcher Gus Mancuso. While he could hit for power, his defensive skills were below average, as he led the National League in errors in 1946, 1948 and 1949. Phillies manager Eddie Sawyer assigned Phillies coach and former catcher Cy Perkins to tutor him, which helped improve his defensive skills. He was voted by baseball fans to be the starting catcher for the National League in the All-Star Game, mostly for his reputation as a hitter.
In a fifteen-year major league career,
played in 1,304 games, totaling 953 hits in 3,921 at bats for a .243 batting average, with 164 home runs and 556 runs batted in. He threw out 44.6% of the base runners who tried steal a base on him, 16th on the all-time list.
led National League catchers twice in baserunners caught stealing and once each in putouts, assists and fielding percentage. At the time of his retirement, he ranked seventh all-time in home runs by catchers.
After retiring as a player,
worked for the Philadelphia organization for the rest of his life. First, as a coach with the Phillies (1957–58), then managed 11 Phillies' minor-league teams (1959–66, 1970–73), and returned as a coach for the Phillies (1967–69). After that, he served as a scout and as a roving minor-league instructor for the Phillies (1974 to mid-1980s). Notably, ninety of the players he managed or coached eventually played in the major leagues, including Mike Schmidt, Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Luzinski and Bob Boone.
helped to convert Boone from a third baseman to one of the best defensive catchers in baseball.
In his lone major league season, Rossi served as the primary backup to Reds' starting catcher Andy
. He appeared in 55 games, hitting .221 (32-for-145) with one triple and one home run, driving in six runs and scoring 14 times while stealing a base.
The next season Andy
took over as manager and the Demons went 64-74, tied for last in the Three-I. Jerry Reimer hit .331 with 18 home runs and led the league with 179 hits and 294 total bases. Ray Culp went 6-7 and had a 6.59 ERA, not indicative of his future big-league performance.
On June 2, 1949, the Phillies hit five home runs in the 8th inning: Del Ennis, Willie Jones and Schoolboy Rowe each smacked one and Andy
hit two off Cincinnati Reds pitchers Ken Raffensberger, Jess Dobernic and Kent Peterson in a 12–3 win.
Before the 1952 season, Fox was dealt to Philadelphia in a seven-player transaction that included Smoky Burgess, Niles Jordan, Eddie Pellagrini, Connie Ryan, Andy
and Dick Sisler. In 1953, he played for Triple-A Baltimore, and a year later pitched his last season, for the Orioles.
Landrith soon emerged as the number two catcher on the depth chart behind
, splitting many starts between the two from the end of May through July. In June and July, he started in 26 games to Seminick's 37. With the Reds' hopes of a successful season dying and Landrith struggling to keep his batting average above .220, the veteran
, hitting .219, took over the vast majority of the Reds' catching duties from August 1 through the end of the season. Landrith ended the season with a .240 batting average to go with 3 home runs and 16 RBI in 52 games. Although he never played in a Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Landrith was assigned the role of being the National League All-Stars' batting practice catcher for the 1953 All-Star Game by Dodgers manager Charlie Dressen.
On February 6, 1949, Lopata signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, joining five other catchers on the squad going into spring training. The rookie impressed manager Eddie Sawyer so much in spring training that he initially won the role of starting catcher from six-year veteran Andy
, citing that he was "the most improved player on the club." He was said to be a product of club President Bob Carpenter's "youth movement." The Phillies had the youngest team in the majors that year, calling themselves the "Fighting Phillies of '49," determined to improve upon their dreadful record of 66–88 from the 1948 season. Despite having the starting job, Lopata split time with
, eventually playing in less games than
and also providing much less offensive support. Despite putting up relatively average numbers of a .271 batting average, 8 home runs, and 27 RBI in 83 games, the 23-year-old's first full season was generally regarded as a success. One reporter recalled that Lopata "hit one of the longest homers Sunday at Shibe Park since the days of (Jimmie) Foxx."
As a big leaguer, Silvestri batted .217, with 44 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 25 RBI in 102 games played. As a member of the 1950 Phillies, he appeared in Game 2 of the 1950 World Series as a defensive replacement, spelling starting catcher Andy
and handling Baseball Hall of Famer Robin Roberts for two scoreless innings. However, the opposing Yankees broke through to win the game after Silvestri was removed for a pinch hitter in the ninth.
was beaned by a Max Lanier fastball, diminishing his ability to play. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Smoky Burgess, playing there from 1952 until the early part of the 1955 season. In 1955, he was once again traded for Burgess, returning to the Phillies, where he led National League catchers with a .994 fielding percentage. He played a couple of more years before ending his playing career at the age of 36 after the 1957 season.
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