Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Whitey Lockman

A New York Giants star of the fourties and fifties, Lockman homered in his first major league at bat in 1945 when he was only eighteen years old. Whitey is the only player in major league history to homer in his first and last major league at bat. He was on second base when Bobby Thompson hit his famous homerun to win the pennant for the 51 Giants and played in both the 51 and 54 World Series. He homered in the 51 Series. A .279 lifetime hitter, Lockman scored 117 runs for the 48 Giants and finished his career with over 1600 hits. He played fifteen years in the majors and managed the Chicago Cubs for parts of three season. Lockman's Career stats

Whitey Lockman Obit


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