Born: 8/9/1936 in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Major League Career: 1960-72
Games Played at Second Base: 1,552
Most Games Played For: St. Louis Cardinals
Photo via I-70 Baseball
Julian Javier, in his first All-Star appearance in 1963, was part of an all-Cardinal starting infield which included Bill White at first, Dick Groat at short and Ken Boyer at third. He also made the team in 1968. While not enshrined in Cooperstown, Javier was inducted into the Dominican Republic Hall of Fame in 1978.
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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