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George Shuba

American baseball player

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George Shuba: American baseball player
George Thomas "Shotgun" Shuba was a utility outfielder and left-handed pinch hitter in Major League Baseball who played seven seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers. His seven seasons included three World Series as well as a World Series championship in 1955. He was the first National League player to hit a pinch-hit home run in a World Series game.


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