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Abrams, Calvin Ross (Cal)

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Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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 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
            of October.

1956 - He remained in the major leagues, when he was sent to the Miami Marlins in the AAA
            International League.

1997 - He died on the 25th of February after suffering a heart attack in  Fort Lauderdale, Florida.



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