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George Robert "Birdie" Tebbetts

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Birthplace: Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, United States
Death: March 24, 1999 (86)
Bradenton Beach, Manatee County, Florida, United States
Place of Burial: Holmes Beach, Manatee County, Florida, United States
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Son of Charles Leroy Tebbetts and Elizabeth Agnes Tebbetts

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About Birdie Tebbetts

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George Robert "Birdie" Tebbetts (November 10, 1912 – March 24, 1999) was an American professional baseball player, manager, scout and front office executive. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a catcher for the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1952. Tebbets was regarded as the best catcher in the American League in the late 1940s.

Although he lacked speed and didn't hit for power, Tebbetts was an exceptional defensive catcher and intelligent player who capably directed his pitchers. These traits served him well later in his career, as he became the manager for the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Braves and the Cleveland Indians. His major league career encompassed 14 years as a catcher, 11 as a manager and 28 as a scout.

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Birdie Tebbetts's Timeline

1912
November 10, 1912
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, United States
1999
March 24, 1999
Age 86
Bradenton Beach, Manatee County, Florida, United States
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Saint Bernard Catholic Church Cemetery, Holmes Beach, Manatee County, Florida, United States