George Oldenburg

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George Edward Oldenburg

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Biographical Information[edit]

Third baseman George Oldenburg played in the minor leagues from 1935 to 1940 and from 1946 to 1947. In his second campaign, he hit .327 in 45 games for the Newport Cardinals and two years later, still with Newport, he hit .308 with 16 home runs and 12 triples in 107 games. He tied Pete McHaney for the Northeast Arkansas League lead in home runs. He followed that with 17 home runs in 1939 and 18 in 1940.

He then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After returning in 1946 for two more seasons in the minors, his playing career was over. In his final campaign, he served as the third of three managers of the Idaho Falls Russets, replacing Lou Garland in early June.

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