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Chuck Hostetler, a 40-year-old rookie who made a costly blunder for the Tigers in Game 6 of the 1945 World Series

Chuck Hostetler, the epitome of a war-time major-league baseball player, was a 40-year-old rookie for the Tigers in 1944. He had not played professional baseball since 1937. Hostetler, who mainly played right field and pinch-hit for the Tigers in 1944-45, … Continue reading

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