Friday, December 28, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #42 - Ray Scarborough

Ray Scarborough (b. 1917 - d. 1982) played in the majors from 1942 to 1943 and 1946 to 1953 for the Senators, White Sox, Red Sox, Yankees and Tigers.  He was 80-85 in his career with a 4.13 ERA and 564 strikeouts.  He was an All Star in 1950.  He won the World Series in 1952 with the Yankees.  Scarborough retired to Mount Olive, NC after his playing career ended and became friends with someone whom I later befriended as well.  So, there's a bit of a 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' between Scarborough and I.  I always though this was pretty cool.

Deceased: 34

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