|Birth Day||May 23, 1888|
|Birth Place||Hamilton, MO|
|Age||131 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||May 11, 1972 (age 83)|
MLB left fielder who was considered one of the finest defensive outfielders of his era. He led the National League in batting with a .335 average in 1918. The bulk of his career was spent with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
He played in several semi-pro leagues in the Southeast before signing with the Dodgers.
He had size five feet, which led to several ankle injuries that forced him to miss a lot of games during his career.
He married Daisy Wheat in 1912.
He played against the Boston Red Sox in the 1916 World Series, when Babe Ruth was starring as a pitcher.