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George Watkins (baseball)

For other people of the same name, see George Watkins (disambiguation).
George Watkins
Born: (1900-06-04)June 4, 1900
Freestone County, Texas
Died: June 1, 1970(1970-06-01) (aged 69)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1930 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1936 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average .288
Home runs 73
Runs batted in 420
Career highlights and awards
  • 1931 World Series Championship
  • George Watkins (June 4, 1900 – June 1, 1970) was a Major League Baseball player, born in Freestone County, Texas[1] who owns the record for the highest batting average in his rookie season, batting .373 in his rookie year of

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    He went on to play until the

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    1. "George Watkins Player page". Sports Illustrated. 2006-09-15. Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
    2. "Batting Average Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
    3. "George Watkins Statistics". Retrieved 2007-01-04. 

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