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Augie Galan
Outfielder
Born: May 23, 1912(1912-05-23)
Berkeley, California
Died: December 28, 1993 (aged 81)
Fairfield, California
Batted: Both Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 29, 1934 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1949 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average     .287
Home runs     100
Runs batted in     830
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x All-Star selection (1936, 1943, 1944)

August John (Augie) Galan (May 23, 1912 - December 28, 1993) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball. From 1934 through 1949 , he played for the Chicago Cubs (1934-41), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941-46), Cincinnati Reds (1947-48), New York Giants (1949) and Philadelphia Athletics (1949). Galan threw right-handed and began his career as a switch hitter. Starting in the latter part of 1943, he became left-handed hitter until the end of his career. He was born in Berkeley, California.

In a 16-season career, Galan posted a .287 batting average with 100 home runs and 830 RBI in 1742 games played. Galan played in three World Series, but his teams never won. In 1935, he became the first full time player to make 649 plate appearances and not hit into a double play, though he did hit into a triple play. Augie was often injured (he broke his knee in 1940) and had a deformed arm from a childhood injury. His knee injury was what eventually made Galan give up batting from the right side of the plate.

Galan died in Fairfield, California, at 81 years of age.

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Preceded by
Pepper Martin
Pepper Martin
National League Stolen Base Champion
1935
1937
Succeeded by
Pepper Martin
Stan Hack

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