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Benny Bengough
A basketball player as well as a baseball star. He has been catching in big league baseball about 10 years. He spent eight years with the New York Yankees and played in three world series. He went to the St. Louis Browns in 1931. Bernard Oliver Bengough was born in Niagara Falls, N. Y., July 27, 1898. Went to Niagara University after which he played five years with Buffalo, before he went up to the Yankees. He is five feet, eight inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. He bats right-handed. Batted .252 in 54 games.
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Virgil won only 5 games for the Detroit Tigers in 1952, while losing 19, but the first and last of his five wins were no hit ball games. The first was over the Washington Senators and the other over the Yankees, no mean trick. He began in 1938 and came to the majors at the end of the 1941 season with the Tigers. He remained with them until traded to the Brownies for 1953.



Willie came up to the American League at the end of the '51 season with the Senators. He went to the White Sox and then to the Browns in '52. After breaking into pro ball in '48; Willie was moved up to Chattanooga where he played for 3 seasons. During those years, Willie, a standout fielder, hit .237, .248 and .246. He had a .444 mark in 7 games with the Senators in '51.



The Indians brought Fred up to the majors in '51 after he batted .300 at Oklahoma City in '50. Before the '51 season got under way, he was traded to the Browns. Fred has been in organized ball since '42, except for 3 years in the Navy. After the War, he played with Tacoma in '46 and Burlington in '47. Fred hit .305 at Oklahoma City in '48 and smacked 11 homers.



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Goose Goslin
Goslin was one of the finest outfielders and hitters in the American League for many years. Breaking in with Columbia of the Sally League in 1920, he hit .316 that year and .390 the next before going to Washington where he starred for ten years. He went to the Browns, back to Washington, Detroit and again a year with Washington. Three times he hit three home runs in a game and in 32 World Series games, hit .287.
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