Joe Medwick

Joe “Ducky” Medwick debuted in 1932 for the St. Louis Cardinals and became an immediate star in the National League. The right-handed hitting outfielder hit over .300 in his first 13 seasons, and during his 17 seasons with the St. Louis (1932-40’, 47’-48’), Brooklyn Dodgers (1940-43, 46’), New York Giants (1943-45’), & Boston Braves (1945), he would total 2471 hits, 205 homeruns, 1383 RBIs, 540 doubles (7 consecutive seasons of 40 or more), 113 triples, collect over 200 hits 4 times, and lead the league in RBIs 3 times. He was selected to the NL All-Star team 10 times. In 1937 he had his best season, winning the NL Triple Crown and NL MVP Award. He was an important member of the famous 1934 World’s Champion Cardinals “Gas House Gang” (batting .379 in the series against Detroit), and the 1941 NL pennant winning Brooklyn Dodgers.

He was enshrined in Cooperstown in 1968.

-Tony Milito

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September 17, 2016

Sunset Hills, MO

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