Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Paul Campbell

Campbell appeared as a pinch-runner during the seventh game of the 1946 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. He ended up on third base in the ninth inning representing the tying run, but the Red Sox failed to score. Known as a slick fielding first basemen, Campbell still holds the record for the most double plays started from first base(26). He played six major league seasons with the Red Sox and Detroit Tigers but had his career interrupted by military service. He was the traveling secretary for the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine era and retired in 1977 after spending 44 years in Baseball. Campbell was born in Paw Creek in 1917 and died in 2006.
 Campbell's career stats.


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