Virgil Trucks

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Birthdate 4/26/1917
Death Date 3/23/2013
Debut Year 1941
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Browns, Tigers, White Sox, Yankees
Position Pitcher

Two of Virgil Trucks’ 5 wins in 1952 were no-hitters; the two-time All Star won 177 games, led the AL shutouts twice, and was world champ in ’45.

In the collection:

Virgil Trucks government postcard signed in 1949 - his first All Star season

Virgil Trucks government postcard signed in 1949 - his first All Star season

Virgil Trucks pitched for five teams during his 17-year big league career that spanned from 1941-1958. The fourth of 13 children, Trucks grew up in Alabama and took to baseball at an early age. An infielder and outfielder with a strong arm, Trucks played on “company teams” after high sch
Reverse side of postcard with postmark from Philadelphia on July 25, 1949

Reverse side of postcard with postmark from Philadelphia on July 25, 1949

Government postcards offer collectors context to the signature. This one comes with a postmark from Virgil Trucks’ first All Star season of 1949. Such cards officially identify the place and time from which the card was mailed. Trucks was a willing signer through the mail throughout his life,

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