Alex Kampouris-13 (John Wyatt-14) - 1941 Double Play (R330)

Alexis William "Alex" Kampouris (1912-1993) was considered the first player of Greek decent to play in the Major Leagues and played nine seasons with four different teams. Kampouris began his professional career with his hometown Sacramento Solons for three years before being traded to Cincinnati Reds. Alex was a regular at second or third in the Cincinnati lineup with his best year coming in 1937 when he batted .249 with 114 hits including 17 home runs and 71 RBI. His 17 HRs that season were slightly less than half of his career total of 45. The 5’8” second and third baseman spent a little more than four years with the Reds (1934-1938) before being traded to the New York Giants for two years (1938-1939). After a one-year demotion to the Newark Bears in 1940, Kampouris returned to the big leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers for three seasons (1941-1943) before wrapping up his career with the Washington Senators (1943). Alex Kampouris’ biggest claim to fame as a big leaguer occurred on May 9, 1937 when he connected for three home runs in s single game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Alex Kampouris finished his career with 531 hits, 272 runs, 284 RBI and a .243 batting average in 708 games.

John Whitlow “Whit” Wyatt (1907-1999) was a Major League pitcher who helped lead the 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers to the National League pennant. Considered a phenomenal pitcher as early as high school, he was signed by the Detroit Tigers after studying at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and debuted with the Motor City team in 1929. Big League injuries hampered most of his stays with the Tigers (1929-1933), Chicago White Sox (1933-1936), and Cleveland Indians (1937). After two years in the minor leagues, the Brooklyn Dodgers purchased his contract and during his time there (1939-1944) began to show some of his earlier talent, earning him four consecutive selections to the National League All-Star squad. He compiled a 15-14 record in 1940 and leading the Dodgers in innings and strikeouts. His best season came in 1941, when Wyatt recorded a league-leading seven shutouts while compiling a 22-10 record. Wyatt also laid claim to the only Dodgers win against the New York Yankees in the 1941 World Series. He finished his career with the Philadelphia Phillies (1945). Over a 16-season career, Wyatt posted a 106–95 record with 872 strikeouts and a 3.79 ERA, including 17 shutouts and 97 complete games.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
2 NM-MT 8
3 NM+ 7.5
3 NM+ 7.5
4 NM 7 (7)

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