George Stirnweiss - 1951 Bowman

George Henry “Snuffy” Stirnweiss (1918-1958) played ten years as a utility infielder in the Major Leagues, but was originally drafted by the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football league in 1940. He played college ball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, starring as both a halfback on the football team and a second baseman in baseball. Snuffy signed with the New York Yankees before the 1940 season and spent 7-1/2 years in the four-hole for the Bronx Bombers (1943-1950). Because of chronic ulcers and hay fever, Stirnweiss was kept out of military service. With Joe Gordon’s enlistment in the United States Army, Snuffy slipped into the second base duties and helped the Yankees with three World Series in the 1940s (1943, 1947, 1949). He enjoyed back-to-back seasons in 1944 and 1945 as he led the league in plate appearances, runs, hits, triples and stolen bases. In 1945, he also led in batting average (.309), slugging percentage (.476) and total bases (301). Snuffy beat out Chicago White Sox Tony Cucinello for the 1945 batting title by 0.0008 percentage points on the final day of the season (Stirnweiss – 0.3085/Cucinello – 0.3077). He was also named an All-Star in 1945 and 1946. After his time in New York, Snuffy played the remainder of the 1950 season with the St. Louis Browns and then finished his career with the Cleveland Indians (1951-1952). Snuffy Stirnweiss retired from the playing field in 1952 having collected 989 hits, 604 runs, 134 stolen bases and 281 RBI while batting .268 for his career. He also posted a .977 career fielding percentage in 981 games in the field. Stirnweiss died tragically at the age of 39 when the commuter train on which he was traveling derailed and plummeted off the CRRNJ Newark Bay Bridge into Newark Bay. 48 people were killed.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT 8 (44)

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