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Here's a short list of baseball players who saw on-field action in 1945

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We get thousands of requests from fans using our 'Search' located on the Home Page... some are looking for information of their grandfather, an uncle, or a long ago friend.

Well, here's a short list of special guys that had their days Of major league glory:

The year was 1945:

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Player Bios:

* Roger Wolff, Washington Senators Pitcher, RH - born in Evansville, Illinois on April 10, 1911... pitched first two full seasons, 1942-43, with the Philadelphia Phillies, posting W/L records of 12-15 and 10-15... traded to Washington prior to the '44 season. In 1945, he won 20 games - 3rd best in the AL - which helped the Senators vault from last place to second... for the 1945 season, Wolff was 20-10, allowed the 2nd least amount of hits per/9/innings 7.20, and his 2.12 earned run average was 3rd lowest in the all of baseball. Roger Wolff career stats: 52-69, 3.41 ERA, 182 Games, 128GS, 63GC, 430 strikeouts, 316 walks in 1,025.3 innings... Phillies 1941-43; Senators 1944-47; Cleveland Indians 1947; Pittsburgh Pirates 1947.

* Luis Olmo, Brooklyn Dodgers Outfielder/IF - born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico - he broke into the majors at age 24 with Brooklyn in 1943... one of the top clutch-hitters on the team, Olmo batted over .300 in three of his first four seasons. In 1945 he lined 27 doubles, and led the league with 13 triples, stole a career-best 15 bases, scored 62 runs and his 110 RBIs were 3rd highest in the National League... Luis Olmo career numbers: .281 BA, 65 doubles, 25 triples, 29 Hrs, 208 RUNs, 272 RBIs, 128 Ks, 88 Walks, 458 hits in 1,629 at-bats, 462 games... Brooklyn 1943-45, 1949; Boston Braves 1950-51.

* Tuck Stainback, Chicago Cubs/New York Yankees, Outfielder - born in Los Angeles on August 4, 1910... a popular player, he hit a solid .306 in 104 games as a rookie back in 1934 for the Cubs. A noted defensive flyhawk, Stainback, a slap hitter, averaged around 75-to-90 games per/year for most of his long 13-year career... traded to the Yankees before the '42 season... he lined 3-hits-in-17-at-bats in two World Series (1942, 1943). In 1945, he batted .257 in 95 games, with 12 doubles, and a career-best 5 home runs, collected 84-hits in 327 at-bats, and scored 40 runs... George Stainback career: .259 BA, 90Ds, 14Ts, 17 Hrs, 213 Ks, 64 Walks, 585 hiyts in 2,261 at-bats, 917 games... Cubs 1934-37; Cardinals/Phillies/Dodgers 1938; Tigers 1940-41; Yankees 1942-45; Phillies 1946.

* Al Javery, Boston Braves Pitcher, Right-handed - born in Worcester, Mass on June 5, 1918... nicknamed Bear Tracks - he went 2-4 W/L as a rookie with the old Boston Braves in 1940... he won 51 games in his first five seasons, including a 17-16 record, 3.21 ERA in 31 starts in 1943... Javery led the NL in games started with 37 in '42... and in 1943 led the league in innings pitched with 303 and in hits allowed with 288. In '45 he slipped to 2-7, 6.28 ERA and retired the next season after pitching 2-games... Alva Javery career stats: 53-74 record, 3.80 ERA, 205 games, 147GS, 61Gc, 1142.7 innings, 470 Ks, 452 Walks.

* John McHale, Detroit Tigers First Baseman, Bats LH, Throws RH - born in Detroit on September 22, 1921... a first-class defensive first baseman, he batted .193 in a total of 64 games during his five year major league career. And, had his 'Glory Days' as a pinch-hitter in the 1945 World Series... going 0-for-3 as the Tigers beat the Cubs in seven games... Detroit Tigers 1943-45, 1947-48

* Vince Ventura, Washington Senators Outfielder, RH - born in New York, NY on April 18, 1917... batted .207 in his only major league season - 1945... lining 12-hits in 58 at-bats, spanning 18 games, with 4 strikeouts and 4 walks, no extra base hits... used as pinch-hitter, Ventura had one hit in 3 at-bats.

* Fred Vaughn, Washington Senators Second Baseman & SS/3B, RH - born in Coalinga, California on October 18, 1918... played two seasons in majors - 1944, 1945... batted .257 in 109 at-bats, 30 games in '44 and hit .235 in 268 at-bats, 80 games in 1945... Fred Vaughn career: .241 BA, 9 Ds, 5Ts, 2Hrs, 38 Runs, 72 RBIs, 72Ks, 32 Walks.

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