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Granny Hamner
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Baseball Player
    (April 26, 1927-September 12, 1993)
    Born in Richmond, Virginia
    Birth name is Granville Wilbur Hamner
    Shortstop/Second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies (1944–1959), Cleveland Indians (1959) and the Kansas City Athletics (1962)
    Three-time All-Star (1952-1954)
    Died in a hotel room of a heart attack at age 66
    He went by an elderly feminine nickname.
    Despite having a .429 batting average in the 1950 World Series, the Phillies were swept by the New York Yankees in four games.
    He committed errors often in the majority of his time in Philadelphia.
    He was a winless pitcher as he lost 2 games.
    He was named the Phillies' team captain (1952).
    His brother Garvin played beside him as teammates in the 1945 season.
    He was instrumental with the 'Whiz Kids' 1950 NL Champion Phillies.
    He was the 1949 NL Leader for at-bats with 662.
    He was the first All-Star player to be selected into two different starting positions.

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