Date and Place of Birth: February 8, 1921 St Louis, Missouri
Died: January 25, 1991 Houston, Texas
Military Unit: US Army Air Force
Area Served: United States
A “Hoot” Evers was born on February 8, 1921 in
Evers was with
Corporal Evers was discharged from service in December 1945 and joined the Tigers. He played 88 games in 1946 and was an American League all-star by 1948. In a major league career that lasted until 1956, Evers played for the Red Sox, Giants, Indians and Orioles. His best season was with the Tigers in 1950, when he batted .323 and drove in 103 runs with 21 homers and a league-leading 11 triples.
Beginning in 1957, Evers spent 14 years with the Cleveland Indians as a scout, assistant farm director, director of personnel, vice-president, assistant to the president, acting general manager and coach before he returned to the Tigers in August 1970 as director of player development. In 1978, he became a Houston-based special assignment scout for the Tigers.
passed away in
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