Date and Place of Birth: August 27, 1918 Culver City, California
Died: July 2, 1986 Inglewood, California
Military Unit: Military Police, US Army
Area Served: United States
L “Peanuts” Lowrey was born on August 27, 1918 in
In 1938, he was at
Lowrey became a Cub regular in 1943, appearing in 130 games and batting .292. His 12 triples and 13 stolen bases were both second in the American League that year.
On April 15, 1944,
Lowrey entered military service with the Army at
Lowrey was back with the
Cubs in 1945 and batted .283. He was an all-star in 1946 and
remained with the Cubs until traded to the Reds in 1949. Lowrey
became one of the game’s premier pinch hitters in the twilight
of his career with the Cardinals and Phillies. He retired as a
player after 1955 and managed in the minors with
Peanuts Lowrey died of
congestive heart failure on July 2, 1986 in
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