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Sal Yvars

Born: Feb 20, 1924

Death: Dec 10, 2008

Birthplace: Manhattan

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Sal Yvars

Date of Birth : Feb 20, 1924
Date of Death : Dec 10, 2008
Birth Place : Manhattan

Salvador Anthony Yvars was a professional baseball catcher. He played all or part of eight seasons in Major League Baseball, with the New York Giants from 1947 to 1953 and the St. Louis Cardinals from 1953 to 1954. Born in Manhattan's Little Italy to a Spanish gravedigger and an Italian laundress, he was a three-sport star at White Plains High School, playing football, basketball, and baseball. He originally signed with the Giants in 1942, and enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces shortly afterward. During his time in the Army, Yvars was effectively a test dummy, with him saying of his ability to handle the tests, "I could take six and a half G's without a pressure helmet." After World War II, Yvars again played for the Giants' farm system. He played for Manchester of the New England League during the 1946 season, and the Jersey City Jerseys of the International League during the 1947 season. He made his major league debut on September 27, 1947 in the only game he played that season for the Giants. His lone hit of the season came off of Schoolboy Rowe, a single to left field. In 1948, Yvars played in 15 games and had a batting average of .211.

Profession


  • Baseball player

Also known as


  • Salvador Anthony Yvars

Spouse


  • Anne Yvars
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