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Al Rosen

Born: Feb 29, 1924

Death: Mar 13, 2015

Birthplace: Spartanburg

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Al Rosen

Date of Birth : Feb 29, 1924
Date of Death : Mar 13, 2015
Birth Place : Spartanburg

Albert Leonard "Al" Rosen, nicknamed "Flip" and "The Hebrew Hammer", was an American baseball third baseman and right-handed slugger in the Major Leagues for ten seasons in the 1940s and 1950s. After serving for four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Rosen played his entire ten-year career with the Cleveland Indians in the American League. A stand-out on both offense and defense, he drove in 100 or more runs five consecutive years, was a four-time All-Star, twice led the league in home runs and twice in RBIs, and was an MVP. Rosen was a .285 career hitter, with 192 home runs and 717 RBIs in 1,044 games. He was selected for the All-Star Game from 1952 to 1955. Rosen appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1955. Following two decades as a stockbroker upon retirement from baseball, Rosen returned to the game as a top front office executive in the late 1970s, serving the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Giants variously as president, CEO, and general manager. Regarded as a GM who still thought like a player, he became the only former MVP to also earn baseball's Executive of the Year award.

Profession


  • Baseball player

Also known as


  • Albert Leonard Rosen
  • Al
  • Flip
  • Hebrew Hammer

Parents


  • Rose Rosen
  • Louis Rosen

Spouse


  • Rita Kallman
  • Teresa Ann Blumberg

Children


  • Goat
  • Jim Rosen
  • Gail Rosen
  • Robert Rosen
  • David Rosen

Awards Won


  • American League Most Valuable Player Award
Source: Freebase, CC-YY
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