Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gene Hermanski


Gene Hermanski, Jackie Robinson and Gil Hodges after turning a triple play on April 26, 1949.

Longtime Brooklyn Dodger passes away at 90.

Gene Hermanski, who was the starting left fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier died Monday at the age of 90.  Hermanski was a veteran of World War II, serving in both the Navy and the Coast Guard. He played nine seasons in total with the Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1943-1953. He appeared in the World Series with Brooklyn in both 1947 and 1949.

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