|Birth Day:||October 23, 1920|
|Death Date:||Nov 3, 1968 (age 48)|
|Birth Place:||Mcalister, United States|
As per our current Database, Vern Stephens died on Nov 3, 1968 (age 48).
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He played American Legion ball as a teenager with Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon.
In 1944, Stephens led the American League with 109 runs batted in as he led the Browns to their first and only World Series appearance in St. Louis. He also led the league with 24 home runs in 1945. After the 1947 season, he was traded along with Jack Kramer to the Boston Red Sox, but later returned to team in 1953, their last season in St. Louis. Stephens was the only member of the pennant-winning 1944 St. Louis Browns who played with the Baltimore Orioles when the Browns moved to Baltimore in 1954.
Stephens played five years with the Boston Red Sox from 1948 to 1952. Ted Williams said that he was the most effective of those who followed him in the batting order. In 1949 he batted in 155 runs and hit 39 home runs, second only to Williams's 43. No other player in the American League had more than 24. Second baseman Bobby Doerr, who was lionized in David Halberstam's book Summer of '49, hit 18 home runs. In August 2008, he was named as one of the ten former players who began their careers before 1943 to be considered by the Veterans Committee for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. He was not selected.
Currently, Vern Stephens is 102 years, 1 months and 12 days old. Vern Stephens will celebrate 103rd birthday on a Monday 23rd of October 2023.
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