Enos Slaughter

Enos Slaughter

About Enos Slaughter

Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 27, 1916 - August 12, 2002), nicknamed 'Country', was an American Major League Baseball right fielder. During a 19-year baseball career, he played from - and 1946-1959 for four different teams, but is noted primarily for his time with the St. Louis Cardinals. Slaughter was born in Roxboro, North Carolina and joined the Cardinals in 1938 before being traded to the New York Yankees in 1954. When Slaughter was a minor leaguer in Columbus, Ohio he came running towards the dugout from his post in the outfield. He slowed down near the infield and began walking the rest of the way. Manager Eddie Dyer told him, 'Son, if you're tired, we'll try to get you some help.' For the rest of his career, Slaughter ran everywhere he went on a baseball field. In 1937, he had 245 hits and 147 runs scored for Columbus. Batting left-handed and throwing right, he was renowned for his smooth swing that made him a reliable 'contact' hitter.

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