December 6, 2003 by

Earl Battey

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Earl Jesse Battey Jr., an All-Star for the Minnesota Twins, died on Nov. 15 from cancer. He was 68.
Battey was only 21 years old when he became a professional baseball player. He spent 13 years in the majors, playing for the Chicago White Sox, the Washington Senators and the Minnesota Twins. He was a member of the Twins’ 1965 American League championship team and finished in the top 10 of the league’s MVP voting that year.
One of baseball’s best catchers, Battey was an All-Star in 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1966. He had a career batting average of .270, and won three Gold Glove awards. In 2000, Battey was named the catcher of the Twins’ All-Time team.
Statistics From Baseball-Almanac.com

One Response to Earl Battey

  1. Daniel Heimann

    To The Battey Family Earl J. Battey was my Teacher in 1985-86 Ocala, Florida Forest High
    school he helped me a great deal.Im sorry that I did not hear of his passing he was a great teacher Sonia Im sorry for your loss and many years later god bless

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