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Danny Litwhiler
Left fielder
Born: August 31, 1916 (1916-08-31) (age 93)
Ringtown, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 25, 1940 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1951 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average     .281
Hits     982
RBIs     451
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Webster Litwhiler (born August 31, 1916 in Ringtown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1940-1951. He played for the Boston Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds.


Early career

Before entering a career in baseball, Litwhiler graduated from college, unlike most major leaguers at the time.[1] He graduated from Bloomsburg State Teacher's College in 1938, earning a bachelor's degree in Science and Social Sciences.[1]

Major League career

After finishing the 1941 season with a .308 batting average, was selected to the All Star game in 1942 where had one hit in his only at-bat.

Coaching career

Litwhiler coached at Michigan State University from 1964 to 1982, and holds the record for most wins by a coach in school history.


  1. ^ a b "Baseball Almanac - Remembering Yesterday's Heroes : Danny Litwhiler". Retrieved 2007-09-27.  

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