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Earl Battey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB Debut
September 10, 1955 for the Chicago White Sox
Final game
September 27, 1967 for the Minnesota Twins
Career Statistics
AVG     .270
HR     104
RBI     449
Career Highlights and Awards

Earl Jesse Battey, Jr. (January 5, 1935 - November 15, 2003) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball. Battey was born in Los Angeles, California, and died of cancer at the age of 68 in Ocala, Florida.

Batty was a four time All-Star catcher and a key player on the Minnesota Twins 1965 World Series team. A great fielder, Batty won three Gold Glove Awards. Battey received the most votes by an American Leaguer for the 1965 All-Star Game.

Battey was part of a charity program sponsored by Con Edison of NY whereby children were given free bleacher tickets to New York Yankee games. Battey talked baseball and was a "big brother" to all the kids who were lucky enough to benefit from the program.

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