DICK GROAT

Game 129 | January 25, 1965 | Dick Groat The National League batting champion and MVP in 1960 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, shortstop Groat was coming off an all-star season in which he led his St. Louis Cardinals team to victory in the World Series against the Yankees. For most of his career with the Pirates he teamed with second baseman Bill Mazeroski as one of baseball's strongest middle infields. He was a two-time All-American basketball player at Duke, where he was named Helms Foundation National College Basketball Player of the Year in 1952, while averaging 25.2 points per game.


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