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Groat, Dick


From the "This Great Game" card back: Had there never been professional baseball, Dick Groat would have still been a superstar. At Duke, he was an All-American point guard who could break down the defense and lead his team to victory. But Dick chose baseball, and a wise choice it was: he earned eight All-Star selections and in 1960 he won the batting title and he was named NL Most Valuable Player. His play at shortstop was impeccable. How integral was Dick to the success of his teams? The words of Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski tell the story: “He was like a manager on the field. He was an intelligent ballplayer. He knew the game and positioned himself very well.”


Birth Date: November 4, 1930
Birth Location: Wilkinsburg, PA
Death Date: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Weight: 180 lb
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: June 18, 1952
Final Game Date: October 1, 1967
Years Played: 15
Games Played: 1,929
At Bats: 7,484
Runs: 829
Hits: 2,138
Doubles: 352
Triples: 67
Home Runs: 39
RBIs: 707
Stolen Bases: 14
Base on Balls: 490
Batting Average: 0.286
Position: Short Stop

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