Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Joe Demaestri, All-Star, dies, age 87. Down to 17 Browns.

This write-up courtesy of Uncle Mike:

    Joe DeMaestri, 87, from San Francisco. A shortstop, and like Billy DeMars also a survivor of another defunct team: the Philadelphia As.  "Froggy" played 81 games for the Browns in 1952, before playing for the A's from 1953 through 1959, including the move to Kansas City in 1954-55. He was an All-Star in 1957. He was a throw-in in the trade that brought Roger Maris to the Yankees. He was sent in to replace Tony Kubek after his injury in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, and his last major league appearance was on the next year's Series, winning a 1961 World Series ring.

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