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Dropo, Walt


From the "This Great Game" card back: You don’t get the nickname “Moose” by accident. Walt Dropo was a big kid growing up in Connecticut, so big that when he was done throwing hay bales around the family farm, he was offered a contract to play football by George Halas of the Chicago Bears. But “Moose” Dropo earned a scholarship to UConn and packed his bags for college to play baseball. After a brief interruption provided by Uncle Sam, the big kid made good on his potential and won Rookie of the Year in 1951 for the Red Sox. That season, no one, not Joe DiMag nor teammate Teddy Ballgame, drove in more than the 144 runs plated by Moose.

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Birth Date: January 30, 1923
Birth Location: Moosup, CT
Death Date: December 17, 2010
Death Location: Peabody MA, USA
Weight: 220 lb
Height: 6 ft 5 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 19, 1949
Final Game Date: May 17, 1961
Years Played: 16
Games Played: 1,288
At Bats: 4,124
Runs: 478
Hits: 1,113
Doubles: 168
Triples: 22
Home Runs: 152
RBIs: 704
Stolen Bases: 5
Base on Balls: 328
Batting Average: 0.27
Position: First Baseman

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