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Runnels, Pete

Born: January 28, 1928 - May 20, 1991
Hometown: Lufkin, TX
Sport: Baseball
Team: Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox & Houston Colt .45s

In his 14 years in the major leagues, Pete Runnels of Lufkin, Texas, won two American League batting crowns. He hit .320 in 1960 and .326 in 1962, and was runner-up to Ted Williams for the 1958 crown. Runnels played on American League All-Star teams in 1959, 1960, and 1962 and had a lifetime batting average of .291. He hit over .300 for five consecutive seasons, had 20 or more doubles six times, and tied a major-league record with nine hits in a doubleheader. During his baseball career, Runnels played with the Washington Senators (1951-1957), Boston Red Sox (1958-1962) and the Houston Colt .45�s (1963-1964). Runnels was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.

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