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Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player. Nicknamed "Country", he batted over .300 for 19 seasons as a Major League player, the last 13 of those seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The St. ...

Born in Roxboro, North Carolina, he joined the Cardinals in 1938 before being traded to the New York Yankees in 1954. Roxboro is a city located in Person County, North Carolina. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...

Batting left, and throwing right, he was renowned for a smooth, flat swing that made him a reliable "contact" hitter. Slaughter had 2,383 hits in his career, including 169 homers, and 1,304 RBIs in 2,380 games.

In 1946 he batted .391 and led the Cardinals to a World Series win over the Boston Red Sox when Slaughter made a famous "mad dash" for home from first base on Harry Walker's double in the eighth inning of game seven with two outs and the game tied 3-3. In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans of the middle 20th century as Harry the Hat (October 22, 1918 – August 8, 1999) was an American baseball player, manager and coach. ...

In 1947, the Cardinals gained notoriety by attempting to boycott games against the Brooklyn Dodgers to protest the Dodgers' signing of a black player, Jackie Robinson. Slaughter was the alleged ringleader of this boycott. National League president Ford Frick threatened to ban any players who boycotted any games, and the boycott never happened. The Cardinals did not sign a black regular until Curt Flood in 1958. For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... Brooklyn Dodger infielder Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball in 1947. ... Ford Christopher Frick (December 19, 1894 - April 8, 1978) was an American sportswriter and executive who served as president of the National League from 1934 to 1951 and as Baseball Commissioner from 1951 to 1965. ... Curt Flood (January 18, 1938–January 20, 1997) was an American baseball player. ...

He was known for running hard to first base on walks, a habit copied later by Pete Rose. Peter Edward Rose, Sr. ...

He was elected to the United States Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 after a long delay. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related...

After battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Slaughter died at age 86. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is a type of cancer. ...

Additionally, Enos Slaughter is the name of a trio of improvisational musicians based in New York City. Its members are Mark Orleans (who also performs with Sunburned Hand of the Man) Dave Shuford (who also performs with No-Neck Blues Band and the Suntanama), and Carter Thornton (who also performs with IZITITIZ).

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Enos or Enosh, (אֱנוֹשׁ "Mortal man; sick", Standard Hebrew Enoš, Tiberian Hebrew ʼĔnôš) is the first son of Seth in the Jewish and Christian Bible.
Enos is also mentioned in the genealogical lists contained in the first chapter of the Chronicles and (with respect to Jesus) in the Gospel of Luke.
Enos Slaughter, a major league baseball player and member of the New York Yankees and St.
Enos Slaughter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (330 words)
Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player.
Slaughter was the alleged ringleader of this boycott.
Additionally, Enos Slaughter is the name of a trio of improvisational musicians based in New York City.
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