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Enos Slaughter Baseball HOF Stats Bat

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Enos Slaughter Baseball HOF Stats Bat

• 34 inch baseball bat
• National Baseball Hall of Fame logo
• Engraved and hand colored name, and statistics

 

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Enos Slaughter Baseball HOF Stats Bat

Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1985
Primary team: St. Louis Cardinals
Primary position: Right Fielder

Slaughter grew up in Roxboro, N.C., where he earned the nickname, “Country.” Though he was a southern gentleman off the field, he was a fierce competitor between the lines and his intensity was often mistaken for brashness or cockiness.

Slaughter began his career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1938, as a 22-year-old. He spent 13 seasons with the Cardinals and was a 10-time all-star. Like many players from his era, Slaughter’s career statistics would be better if he hadn’t missed three prime seasons (1943-1945) to serve during World War II. During the war, Slaughter was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps.

Slaughter didn’t skip a beat upon returning to baseball, leading the National League with 130 RBI in 1946 and guiding the Cardinals to a World Series win over the Boston Red Sox.

Slaughter is best known for his “Mad Dash” in the World Series. In the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 7, the score was tied at 3. Slaughter was on first base with two outs when Cardinals manager Eddie Dyer called for a hit-and-run. Outfielder Harry Walker lined a ball to center field and Slaughter took everyone—including the Red Sox defenders—by surprise when he ran through a stop sign at third base. A rushed throw home by Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky allowed Slaughter to score what proved to be the winning run. A statue commemorating Slaughter’s Mad Dash slide is outside Busch Stadium.

(Biography from baseballhall.org)