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Sam Jethroe

Born: Jan 20, 1918

Death: Jun 18, 2001

Birthplace: East St. Louis

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Sam Jethroe

Date of Birth : Jan 20, 1918
Date of Death : Jun 18, 2001
Birth Place : East St. Louis

Samuel Jethroe, nicknamed "The Jet", was an American center fielder in Negro league and Major League Baseball. With the Cincinnati & Cleveland Buckeyes he won a pair of batting titles, hit .340 over seven seasons from 1942 to 1948, and helped the team to two pennants and the 1945 Negro World Series title. He was named the National League's Rookie of the Year in 1950 with the Boston Braves, and led the NL in stolen bases in his first two seasons.


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