Emil Mailho

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"I was a singles and doubles hitter. . . On defense, my arm wasn't worth a damn, but I was good running down fly balls." - Emil Mailho, interviewed in 2006

Outfielder Emil Mailho played briefly for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1936 but is better known as a longtime member of the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League. He played 17 years in professional baseball, with a minor league batting average of .318. He could also run - he stole 52 bases in 1933. He acquired a nickname "Fast Mail Mailho".

He began at the University of California before the depression hit. After he retired from baseball, he became a carpenter.

He was 98 years old at the time of his death. Earlier sources had listed his birth year as 1909, but his birth certificate, found by SABR's Biographical Research Committee in early 2007, indicates he was in fact one year older than presumed until then.

Main source: Oakland Tribune article, August 13, 2006.

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