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A short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: This hard-driving backstop knows how to push his team to be their very best. With the Philadelphia Athletics he prodded them to three appearances in the World Series. Excellent fielder with a bullet throw to second base. Eight of nine seasons with Philly he batted .290 or better, his high mark being .357 in 1930. Won the Most Valuable Player Award in 1928, largely due to his intense play rather than his batting statistics that year. Started playing in 1923 with the Dover, Delaware, Senators. Batted .322 for them. Next season played with the Portland Beavers in the Pacific Coast League, batting .333. Those high averages were a sign of good things to come.

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Birth Date: April 6, 1903
Birth Location: Bridgewater, MA
Death Date: June 28, 1962
Death Location: Lake Forest IL, USA
Weight: 180 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 14, 1925
Final Game Date: May 25, 1937
Years Played: 13
Games Played: 1,482
At Bats: 5,169
Runs: 1,041
Hits: 1,652
Doubles: 333
Triples: 64
Home Runs: 119
RBIs: 832
Stolen Bases: 64
Base on Balls: 857
Batting Average: 0.32
Position: Catcher

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