Lin Storti

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lindo "Lin" Storti was a third baseman, second baseman and pinch-hitter during four seasons in the big leagues, all with the St. Louis Browns. In total, he had 766 plate appearances. His manager for most of the time was Bill Killefer.

Bill was born in 1906 in Santa Monica, CA, at a time when it had around 5,000 people. He attended high school in Gardena, CA a few years after Clyde Beck was at Gardena High School. Lin started in the minors at age 20, and drew attention when he hit .337 with 21 home runs in 113 games for the 1928 Lubbock Hubbers, along with .341 with 28 home runs for the 1929 Tulsa Oilers and .310 with 30 home runs for the 1930 Wichita Falls Spudders. Lin came to the majors for the first time in September 1930.

After his major league days he played in the minors through 1945. He had five years with the Milwaukee Brewers, parts of three with the Minneapolis Millers and parts of four with the Toledo Mud Hens. His best year was probably 1934 with the Brewers when he hit .330 with 35 home runs.

Although he was primarily a third baseman in the majors, he was mostly a second baseman in the minors.

When he and his bride got married in 1931, it was in a double wedding with Red Kress and his bride. [1]

Lin died in Ontario, CA, two years before Prince Fielder was born there.

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