Slaughter, Enos

Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Born: April 27, 1916, Roxboro, North Carolina
Died: August 12, 2002, Durham, North Carolina
Played For: 
St. Louis Cardinals (1938-1953), New York Yankees (1954-1959), Kansas City A's (1955-1956), Milwaukee Braves (1959)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1985

In 1936, in Columbus, Ga., after being rebuked by manager Eddie Dyer, Enos Slaughter vowed never to loaf on a ball field again. His newfound commitment made him one of the game's greatest hustlers. Nicknamed Country, Slaughter used a flat, level swing to become a consistent batter, hitting .300 or better 10 times, and an outstanding contact hitter in clutch situations. He achieved instantaneous fame for his mad dash home from first base on Harry Walker's double, which won the 1946 World Series for the Cardinals over the Red Sox.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that after being hit by a pitch in Game 5 of the 1946 World Series, Enos Slaughter played the rest of the series with a broken elbow, including his Game 7 "Mad Dash Home"?
I learned early on to never walk while I was on the ball field. I ran everywhere I went.