Enos Slaughter (1955 – Bowman #60)

Enos Bradsher “Country” Slaughter was a Major League outfielder for 4 teams during his 20-year career. He was drafted by, and played for the St. Louis Cardinals for the first 13 years (1938 – ‘42 and 1946 – ’53) of his career (He spent 3 years in the armed service during WWII). Enos was then traded to the New York Yankees (1954 – ’59) and spent 1 year between the Kansas City Athletics and the Milwaukee Braves. In his years with St. Louis “Country” was a 10-time All-Star selection and a member of 2 World Series Championships (1942 and ’46). With the Yankees he was also a member of 2 World Series Championships (1956 and ’58). After his career, Enos coached baseball at Duke University from 1971 to ’77. Enos Slaughter’s uniform number (#9) was retired by the Cardinals and he is a charter member of the St. Louis Cardinal’s Hall Of Fame Museum. He was inducted into Baseball’s Hall Of Fame (by the Veterans Committee) in 1985.

Enos Slaughter 1955 Bowman #60

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3 responses to “Enos Slaughter (1955 – Bowman #60)

  1. Jimmy. I don’t remember much about Slaughter as I was probably about 12 or so, but I do remember he was one of the most dangerous long ball hitters that ever played the game. He was one of the very best but I cannot comment on him more than that as all I remember is he was known for hitting long homers and many of them! PG

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  2. Reblogged this on Expos and commented:
    I was introduced to a Hall of Famer I never heard of before. I wanted to see a picture of him in a Cardinals uniform and found this picture. The artwork was done by Dick Perez and can be found at http://dickperez.com/players/enos-slaughter/.

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