Clarence Russell (minors02)
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Clarence June Russell
- Bats Left , Throws Right
- Height 6' 1" , Weight 182 lb.
- School University of Central Florida
Rip Russell was an outfielder in the Cleveland Indians farm system for six seasons from 1946 to 1951. In 707 games, he hit .311 with 126 doubles, 48 triples, and 63 home runs. He had his best season in 1947 with the Tri-State League Spartanburg Peaches where he hit .342 with 27 doubles, 16 triples, and 20 home runs.
Russell's baseball career followed his service as a navigator in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was recalled to active duty in the Air Force in 1951 to serve overseas. In all, he served 27 years in the military. He settled in Florida following his military career where he took a job as a security guard at University of Central Florida. While there, he attended classes and earned a degree in general studies. Later in life, Russell suffered from Alzheimer's disease. He died in June 2009.