Carl Hrovatic

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Carl DeWayne Hrovatic

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Carl Hrovatic played five seasons of minor league ball including four in the farm system of the Boston/Milwaukee Braves.

He had his best season in 1954 with the Lawton Braves of the Class D Sooner State League. The outfielder hit .370 with 21 doubles, 7 triples and 10 home runs over a 122 game campaign. He led his team in hits, triples, batting average, slugging percentage, and total bases. He was third in the league in average. His career average was .299.

Besides playing the outfield, Carl also pitched in 9 games for the 1950 Bluefield Blue-Grays of the Appalachian League. He had a 5-1 record with a 4.40 earned run average over 47 innings pitched, with 81 walks.

Carl was a member of the US Army during the Korean War, in between seasons with Eau Claire and Lawton. Following his baseball career, Hrovatic, who held two graduate degrees from Virginia Tech, worked for a construction company, a coal company and an engineering firm.

Carl's older brother Ernie also played minor league ball.

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