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Cy Block

Cy Block

MLB (deceased)
Full Name Seymour Block
Date of Birth 05/04/1919
BirthplaceBrooklyn, NY
Died 09/22/2004
Religion Jewish
Height 6'0
Weight 180
Bats/Throws R/R
(Date unknown)
MLB Debut 09/07/1942
Final MLB Game: 09/23/1946

Career highlights

  • Had a career batting average of .302 in 60 at-bats
  • Played for the Chicago Cubs in Game 6 of the 1945 World Series. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning and the Cubs and Detroit Tigers tied 7-7, Block entered the game as a pinch runner for pinch-hitter Heinz Becker, who had drawn a walk, but the next batter flied out. Chicago went on to win the game in extra innings but lose the Series. Tigers LF Hank Greenberg dominated the Series, batting .304 with a .467 on-base percentage and a .696 slugging percentage
  • Testified before U.S. Congress about baseball’s mistreatment of minor leaguers

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