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Name:    O´Farrell, Bob
Profession:  Athlete
Category:  Cultural Life
Born/Started:     Oct. 19, 1896
Died/Ended:    1988
Description:    Bob O’Farrell was a National League catcher for 21 years who went on to become the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. As a player, he caught such greats as Grover Alexander, Dizzy Dean, and Carl Hubbell, whose 1929 no-hitter he caught. In 1926 he was named league Most Valuable Player, batting .293 and catching 146 games for the World Champion Cardinals. He threw out Babe Ruth trying to steal with the Yankees down, 3-2, to end the 1926 World Series. In a surprising move, he was chosen to succeed Rogers Hornsby as Cardinal manager for 1927, and lost the pennant by game and a half to the Pirates.

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