- Height: 6'1" Weight: 195
- Batted: Right Threw: Right
- Position: Outfield
- He was a four-sport high school star in New Jersey before he turned
pro when he was seventeen.
- During the next ten years in the Negro Leagues, it was estimated that
he had a batting average of .350.
- One season in the Mexican League, he batted .397 and was named the
- In only 8 years in the major leagues, he collected 731 hits.
- He had a career batting average in the National League of .293.
- In the 1951 World Series for New York, he hit .458 when he went 11
- He had a World Series career batting average of .394.
- His best year in the majors was 1951, when he hit .312, hit 24 home
runs, drove in a league leading 121 runs, and scored 94 runs.
- He served as a mentor to teammate Willie Mays.
- He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973.