Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Today's Baseball Birthday...Pete Gray

Today's baseball birthday is former St. Louis Browns outfielder Pete Gray.

Pete was born on March 6th, 1915, in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. 

Despite having lost his right arm at age 6, Pete made it to the big leagues, for one season, 1945, playing in 77 games for the Browns.

In 253 plate appearances for the Browns, Pete batted .218, collected 51 hits, drove in 13 runs, and stole 5 bases.

Check out this awesome footage of Pete playing baseball.

Today we say Happy Birthday to Pete Gray, who became a big league ball player despite great odds.

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