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Pete Runnels
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Baseball Player
    (January 28, 1928-May 20, 1991)
    Born in Lufkin, Texas
    Birth name was James Edward Runnells
    Infielder for the Washington Senators (1951-1957), Boston Red Sox (1958-1962) and the Houston Colt .45's (1963-1964)
    Five time All-Star (1959-1960, 1962; MLB had two All-Star Games (1959-1962) and Runnels was named to two teams twice (1959-1960))
    Two time AL Batting Champion (1960, 1962)
    First base coach for the Boston Red Sox (1965-1966)
    Manager for the Boston Red Sox (1966)
    Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame (2004)
    He spent most of his playing career in losing teams.
    His hitting power was weak.
    During the 1952 season, he established a record by being caught stealing 10 times without a stolen base to be shown.
    He was let go by the Colt .45's two months into the 1964 season.
    He took over as the interim manager of the Red Sox as the team went on to finish the 1966 season with an overall losing record of 72-90.
    He batted left handed.
    He was a U.S. Marine.
    He excelled in hitting singles.
    He received help from Ted Williams and other teammates in Boston about hitting the ball into the holes.
    He made a great comparison to Billy Goodman.
    He was a versatile infielder as he played on first base, second base, third base and shortstop.
    He tied a record by posting 9 hits in a double header (August 30, 1960).
    He posted a great walk-to-strikeout ratio of 1.35 (844-to-627).

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