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Avila, Bobby


From the "This Great Game" card back: In Mexico, where baseball is a second-class sport (to soccer), Bobby Avila was a national hero for his bat and glove work. He played 11 seasons in the majors and won a batting title in 1954 when he also finished third in MVP voting. When his playing career ended, Avila went back home where he bought a baseball team and later entered politics.

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Birth Date: April 2, 1924
Birth Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Death Date: October 26, 2004
Death Location: Veracruz Veracruz, Mexico
Weight: 175 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 30, 1949
Final Game Date: September 29, 1959
Years Played: 13
Games Played: 1,300
At Bats: 4,620
Runs: 725
Hits: 1,296
Doubles: 185
Triples: 35
Home Runs: 80
RBIs: 467
Stolen Bases: 78
Base on Balls: 561
Batting Average: 0.281
Position: Second Baseman

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