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Enos Slaughter

(Photo by Edward Dallas ©)

Subject(s): Enos Slaughter
Sport: Baseball

Location: St Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO (From 1999-2005 sited at Busch Memorial Stadium)
Unveiled: 18/7/1999
Sculptor: Harry Weber
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth: SLAUGHTER.

Plaque 1: ENOS BRADSHER SLAUGHTER. "COUNTRY". St. Louis N.L. 1938-1953. New York A.L. 1954-1955, 1956-1959. Kansas City A.L. 1955-1956. Milwaukee N.L. 1959. Hard-nosed, hustling performer who played the game with intensity and determination. Flat, level swing made him a lifetime .300 hitter who invariably came through in clutch situations. Excellent outfielder with strong arm. Daring baserunner famous for his mad dash home to win 1946 World Series.

Plaque 2: ENOS SLAUGHTER. UNVEILED JULY 18, 1999. This statue features Enos sliding across home plate to end his famous mad dash and provide the winning run in the 1946 World Series. The last of the Gas House Gang, he hustled his way through a 19-year big league career and to a Hall of Fame induction in 1985. Nicknamed "Country" he finished his Major League career with 2383 hits and an even .300 batting average.

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(Photo by Jim Alexander ©)

(Photo by St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum ©)

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