Carl Furillo…

Furillo- 1957 Topps smToday we note the passing of Carl Furillo, on this date, in 1989.

While the name just says “Brooklyn” to me, Carl was born and died in Stony Creek Mills, Pennsylvania. He was known as “The Reading Rifle” – he played some minor league ball in nearby Reading, and was known for his powerful throwing arm. He could also swing the bat. He finished his 15 year career with a .299 batting average, and he hit .344 in 1953 to lead the league. He also had some power, and drove in a lot of runs for those great Dodger clubs of the late 40s and early 50s.

Carl Furillo obit

Good game, Carl