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Name:    Medwick, Joe
Profession:  Athlete
Born/Started:     Nov. 24, 1911
Died/Ended:     Mar. 21, 1975
Description:    Joe Medwick was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1932 to 1940. He won the Triple Crown in 1937 with 31 home runs, 154 RBI and a .374 batting average. He remains the last National Leaguer to accomplish the feat.

Tough and gruff, outfielder Medwick´s competitive spirit typified the rowdy "Gashouse Gang" Cardinals of the 1930s. Nicknamed "Ducky" because of his waddling gait, Medwick ended his 17-year career with a .324 batting average, bettering the .300 mark 13 times. He also accumulated 1,383 RBIs, topping the National League three straight years. In 1937, he not only captured the last National League Triple Crown, but also led the majors in nine other categories and was voted the league´s Most Valuable Player.

St. Louis Cardinals Win 1934 World Series

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