Boze Berger

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Boze Berger played six seasons in the major leagues. He was mostly a second baseman but also played a lot at shortstop and third base.

Berger was a three sport star at the University of Maryland from 1929-1932, playing third base in baseball, halfback in football and guard in basketball a few years before the arrival of Charlie Keller. Boze played in the minors at Williamsport for 21 games in 1932, hitting .298, and made his major league debut in August 1932. He got into one game and then spent 1933-1934 in the minors with New Orleans. The New Orleans team was almost completely made up of former or future major leaguers, and when Berger hit .314 with the team in 1934, he got his second chance at the majors in 1935. He became the 1935 Cleveland Indians' regular second baseman, appearing in 124 games for the team. Walter Johnson was the manager most of the season. Boze hung in the bigs through 1939, playing a total of 343 games while batting .236.

His gravestone lists him as Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force. gravestone

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