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Del Ennis - Topps baseball card - 1952 Series, #223
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Del Ennis - Topps baseball card - 1952 Series, #223


Delmer Ennis (June 8, 1925 - February 8, 1996) was a [right/[left fielder]] in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1946-56), St. Louis Cardinals (1957-58), Cincinnati Redlegs (1959[start]) and Chicago White Sox (1959[end]). Ennis batted and threw right handed. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was signed out of Olney High School in 1942. Image File history File links Del Ennis - old Topps baseball card, downloaded from http://www. ... Image File history File links Del Ennis - old Topps baseball card, downloaded from http://www. ... The Topps Company (NASDAQ: TOPP) is a publicly traded company based in New York City that manufactures candy and collectibles. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The St. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ...

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Career

In a 14-season career, Ennis compiled a .284 batting average with 288 home runs and 1284 RBI in 1903 games. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


Ennis broke into the major leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1946 after one season of low minor league ball in in the Interstate league in 1943 and followed by naval service in the South Pacific in World War II. He was signed by scout Jocko Collins in 1942. See also: 1945 in sports, other events of 1946, 1947 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball January 23: Hall of Fame election: The writers vote again fails to select an inductee, despite a newly revamped voting process. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... U.S. Navy supercarrier USS Nimitz on November 3, 2003. ... South Pacific is a musical play with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway on April 7, 1949, and ran for more than five years. ...


Discharged from the Navy on April 5, 1946 and eleven weeks after his debut in 1946, Ennis became the first Phillies rookie ever to make a All-Star team. He also became the original TSN Rookie Award winner in 1946, after hitting .313 with 17 home runs and 73 RBI. The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ...


Ennis showed his power in 1948, hitting 30 home runs and 95 RBI. A year later, he hit .302 with 25 homers and 110 RBI. But his most productive season came in 1950, when he hit .311 with a career-high 31 home runs and led the National League in RBI with 126 (also a career high)to. That year, he was a member of the team dubbed the Whiz Kids, helping the Phillies to win their first pennant since 1915 in an exciting finish that saw Philadelphia beat out the powerful Brooklyn Dodgers in the last day of the season. But the team was swept in the World Series by the Yankees. See also: 1949 in sports, 1951 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Bill Rexford AAA Racing: Henry Banks won the series championship Johnnie Parsons won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Champion: The first World Championship for drivers under the jurisdiction of the Fédération... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The Whiz Kids referred to members of United States President John F. Kennedys administration, led by Robert S. McNamara. ... See also: 1914 in sports, 1916 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Carlton wins the 19th VFL Premiership (Carlton 11. ... Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...


From 1952-55, Ennis collected four 20 homers-100 RBI seasons, with a high 29-125 in 1953. He was also named to the All-Star Game in 1951 and 1955. Traded to the St. Louis Cardinals before the 1957 season for "Rip" Repulski, Ennis responded with a .286 average, 26 home runs and 105 RBI batting behind Stan Musial. After two years in St. Louis, he finished his career in 1959 playing for Cincinnati and the White Sox.


Following his retirement as a player, Ennis operated a bowling alley and bred greyhound race dogs. He remembered his 1950 Phillies days in his sports enterprise, calling three dogs scheduled to run in Florida racetracks Whiz Kids Ennis, Whiz Kids Ashburn and Whiz Kids Roberts. In 1983, during the Phillies' 100th anniversary year, he was selected for the Philadelphia Phillies Centennial Team. Bowling ball and two pins Bowling can refer to two distinctly different types of game. ... Photo finish of a greyhound race in Tampa, Florida, USA on February 9, 1939 Greyhound racing is the sport of racing greyhounds. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... A race track (or racetrack), is a purpose-built facility for the conducting of races. ... See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva Formula One Championship - Nelson...


Ennis died in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, at 70 years of age from complications of diabetes. Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1784 Seat Norristown Area  - Total  - Water 1,262 km² (487 mi²) 11 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ...


Highlights

  • 3-time All-Star (1946, 1951, 1955)
  • TSN Rookie of the Year (1946)
  • Led National League in RBI (1950)
  • Set a record as the Phillies' all-time home run leader with 261 (surpassed by Mike Schmidt in 1980)
  • Had a 3 HR-game (1955)
  • Spoiled three no-hitter games

Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former professional baseball player, playing his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies, and is widely regarded as having been the greatest third baseman in the history of baseball. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the...

1950 season

  • July 27 - Hit a double and a grand slam with seven RBI against the Chicago Cubs, as the Phillies won 13–3 at Shibe Park. Philadelphia will win 11 of their next 15 games to hold first place by four games over the Boston Braves.
  • July 30 - In the first game of a double header, hit his second grand slam in three days in a 10–0 win over Pirates. He added a two-run homer as the Phillies won the second game, 4–2. His seven RBI in two games gave him 41 for the month, a new Phillies mark.
  • August 16- Phillies beat the 2nd place Braves 5-1 on Robin Roberts three hitter. Phils score 4 runs in the 4th inning off Vern Bickford including Ennis' 26th HR of the season.
  • August 21 - The Phils beat the NY Gaints as Ennis gets 3 hits and drives in his 100th run of the season to bolster Curt Simmons 4 hit shutout for his 16th win of the season. The Phils head west with a 5 1/2 game lead in the NL pennant race.
  • September 15 - In a double header against Cincinnati, hits 5-for-10, including a three-RBI double in the 18th inning of game two, as the Phillies won both games.
  • September 24 - As the Phils near the end of a pennant season, Ennis powers the faltering "Whiz Kids" past the Boston Braves with a home run, 3 singles, and 4 runs batted in in 8-7 win.

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Whiz Kids team

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Sources

  • Baseball Library - Profile and chronology
  • Baseball Reference - Career statistics and analysis
  • 1950 Phillies - Day by day summary

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