Medwick, Joe

Joseph Michael Medwick
Born: November 24, 1911, Carteret, New Jersey
Died: March 21, 1975, St. Petersburg, Florida
Played For: 
St. Louis Cardinals (1932-1940, 1947-1948), Brooklyn Dodgers (1940-1943, 1946), New York Giants (1943-1945), Boston Braves (1945)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1968

Tough and gruff, left fielder Joe Medwick's competitive spirit typified the rowdy Gashouse Gang Cardinals of the 1930s. Medwick, nicknamed Ducky because of his waddling gait, ended his 17-year career with a .324 batting average. He also accumulated 1,383 RBIs, topping the National League three straight years. In 1937, he not only captured the National League Triple Crown, but also led the Senior Circuit in nine other categories and was voted the loop's Most Valuable Player.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Joe Medwick was the first player to collect four hits in an All-Star Game when he turned the trick in the 1937 Midsummer Classic?
I'd rather pitch to any other hitter in the league. He's bad news all the time. No game is ever won against the Cardinals until Medwick is out in the ninth.
Van Mungo