George Strickland, Cleveland Indians Shortstop - a top-of-the-line defensive player and a slap hitter, he originally broke in with Pittsburgh in 1950... traded to the Tribe in late-'52... the always hustling shortstop was highly regarded by Indians' fans until he retired after the 1960 season.
An athletic fielding shortstop George Strickland was very fluid in the field and could quickly release the ball towards first base. He was noted for good range to either side and threw accurately from deep in the hole. Hid defensive work kept him in the majors for 11 seasons
He hit a career-best .284 in 1953 and although he went 0-for-9 in 4 games for Cleveland in the 1954 World Series, he did some solid defensive work in the Series. Compiled a very fine .313 on-base-pct. Baseball History