Tom Cafego

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Thomas Cafego

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tom Cafego played four games for the 1937 St. Louis Browns managed by Jim Bottomley.

Cafego was born in Whipple, WV. He is the only major leaguer born in West Virginia in 1911 and is (through 2019) the only major leaguer born in Whipple. Tom played outfield and catcher in the minors, and spent three years at Macon. A biography of Tom here [1] indicates that he was the fourth of seven boys in his family. His parents emigrated from Hungary. His brother George is in the College Football Hall of Fame. He said his name should be pronounced with the accent on the first syllable. The site goes into detail about his minor league years. He served in WWII in the army, and lost his right arm "in beachhead action" in Italy in 1943. In later life, he worked for Ford Motor Company.

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