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Lou Boudreau

American baseball player/manager

Died when: 84 years 24 days (1008 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Lou Boudreau

Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 – August 10, 2001), nicknamed "Old Shufflefoot", "Handsome Lou", and "The Good Kid", was an American professional baseball player and manager.

He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 15 seasons, primarily as a shortstop on the Cleveland Indians, and managed four teams for 15 seasons including 10 seasons as a player-manager.

He was also a radio announcer for the Chicago Cubs and in college was a dual sport athlete in both baseball and earning All-American honors in basketball for the University of Illinois.

Boudreau was an All-Star for seven seasons.In 1948, Boudreau won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title.

He won the 1944 American League (AL) batting title (.327), and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947.He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times.

Boudreau still holds the MLB record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game (four), set on July 14, 1946.In 1970, Boudreau was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a player.

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