1924 – Born on the 2nd of March in Philadelphia, USA.
1942 – He was signed by Joe Labate, a scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers, out of James Madison
High School in Brooklyn.
1943 – He was inducted into the Army.
– He was assigned to Battery B 500th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, and served in Europe and
the Pacific with 2 battle stars in the Pacific.
– He was also awarded the Philippine Liberation Medal with 1 bronze star.
1946 – He played for the Danville Dodgers in the Class B Three-I League.
1947 – He was making just $90 a month in the minors when he got married.
1949 – He made his major league debut with the Dodgers on the 20th of April., and then was sent
to the Fort Worth Cats of the AA Texas League for the rest of the season.
1950 – He split between the St. Paul Saints of the AAA American Association and the Dodgers.
– He was waved home by 3rd base coach Milt Stock, and was gunned down at the plate by
Phillies center fielder (and future Hall of Fame) Richie Ashburn.
1952 – He was traded by the Brooklyn Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds or Rudy Rufer and cash in June.
– In October, he was traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Gail Henley and Joe Rossi to the
Pittsburgh Pirates for Gus Bell.
1953 – He hit 15 home runs, his career high.
1954 – He was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Baltimore Orioles for Dick Littlefield.
1955 – He was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Chicago White Sox, for Bobby Adams on the 18th
1956 – He remained in the major leagues, when he was sent to the Miami Marlins in the AAA
1997 – He died on the 25th of February after suffering a heart attack in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.