Tom Turner (catcher)

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Tom Turner
Catcher
Born:(1916-09-08)September 8, 1916
Custer, Oklahoma
Died: May 14, 1986(1986-05-14) (aged 69)
Kennewick, Washington
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
April 25,  1940, for the  Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 8,  1944, for the  St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average .237
Home runs 7
Runs batted in 63
Teams

Thomas Richard Turner (September 8, 1916 – May 14, 1986) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played with the Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Browns from 1940 to 1944. Turner served in the military during World War II in 1945.

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