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Samuel Earl Crawford

Birthplace: Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska, United States
Death: June 15, 1968 (88)
La, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Pvt. (USA), Stephen Orlando Crawford and Ellen "Nellie" Crawford
Husband of Ada M Crawford
Father of Private and Private

Managed by: Alex Bickle
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About Sam Crawford

Samuel Earl Crawford (April 18, 1880 – June 15, 1968), nicknamed "Wahoo Sam", was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Crawford batted and threw left-handed, stood 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg). Born in Wahoo, Nebraska, he had a short minor league baseball career before entering the majors with the Cincinnati Reds in 1899. He played for the Reds until 1902. Crawford then joined the Detroit Tigers and played for Detroit from 1903 to 1917. He was one of the greatest sluggers of his era, leading his league in home runs twice and in runs batted in three times. He still hold the MLB record for most career triples, with 309. While with the Tigers, Crawford played alongside superstar Ty Cobb, and the two had an intense rivalry while also helping Detroit win three American League championships from 1907 to 1909.

After his MLB career ended, Crawford moved to California, where he lived the rest of his life. He was a player and umpire in the Pacific Coast League and was a coach at the University of Southern California. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957.

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Sam Crawford's Timeline

April 18, 1880
Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska, United States
June 15, 1968
Age 88
La, Los Angeles County, California, United States