Place of Birth:
December 6, 1920
Died: December 29, 2004 Harrisonburg, Virginia
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: United States
Niarhos (pronounced nigh-haas) received a
He moved up to
Niarhos’ career was put on hold when he entered
military service with the Navy in 1943. He was stationed at Quonset
Point Naval Air Station in
Niarhos returned to baseball in 1946 and joined the Yankees as a late-inning defensive replacement catcher. He made 37 appearances and batted .225 but made only one error in 87 fielding chances.
Following his playing career, Niarhos was a coach for the Kansas City A's and managed several minor league teams, including his hometown Birmingham, Alabama club.
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