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George Selkirk

Born: Jan 4, 1908

Death: Jan 19, 1987

Birthplace: Huntsville

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: Canada

George Selkirk

Date of Birth : Jan 4, 1908
Date of Death : Jan 19, 1987
Birth Place : Huntsville

George Alexander Selkirk was a Canadian outfielder and front office executive in Major League Baseball. In 1935, Selkirk succeeded Babe Ruth as the right fielder of the New York Yankees—and also inherited Ruth's fabled No. 3 uniform. Over the next eight seasons, Selkirk batted over .300 five times, twice drove home more than 100 RBIs, played on five World Championship teams, and made the American League All-Star team in 1936 and 1939. George Selkirk was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, its initial year, and was later inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Profession


  • Baseball player
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