Born: 1/30/1931 in Longview, Texas
Died: 11/18/1996 in Dallas, Texas
Major League Career: 1956-63
Games Played at Second Base: 663
Most Games Played For: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
Image via The Trading Card Database
1959 was the highlight year of Charlie Neal's career. That season, he made the All-Star Game (first of three career appearances), won the Gold Glove and the World Series. In Game 2 of the Series, Neal hit two home runs, including the game winner.
For last year's A-Z Challenge, I featured players of the Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns organization, my favorite baseball team. I managed to cover every position on the field except for one: second baseman. As such, I decided to devote this year's challenge entirely to the second base position, honoring the individuals who earned their keep playing one of the game's most demanding defensive positions.
Head on over to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to find others joining the adventure.
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