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 - ;Ex-Ma/or Leaguer A/ex Mete/er Dies · Alex...
;Ex-Ma/or Leaguer A/ex Mete/er Dies · Alex Metzler, who batted .312 in six major league seasons during baseball's TyCobb era, died Thursday "pfter a long illness. He was -70. ". A native Fre.inan, Mel- zler signed his first pro baseball contract in 1924 with Topeka, Kan., for $150. Three years later, he Alex Metzler began a brief hut meteoric career w i t h the Chicago While Sox. · lie spent six seasons in the majors during which collected 5K1 base hits, scored 290 runs, drove in 207 more and stole 48 bases. He played centerfield for t h e White Sox. When Cobb got his first look at the then 22-year-old Fresnan. he remarked k i d M e t z l e r h a s stuff that makes a ball player." An arm injury cut his big league career, but Metzler played 11 years semi-pro baseball in the San Joaquin Valley after leaving the White Sox. Metzler propped at Washington Union High School, where he won Fresno County tennis championship two years a row and was a star performer in baseball, basketball and track. He was inducted i n Fresno A t h l e t i c Fame in I960. Among survivors is bis widow, Geneva. Lisle Funeral Home in charge of f u n e r a arrangements. Services are pending.

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  1. The Fresno Bee The Republican,
  2. 30 Nov 1973, Fri,
  3. Page 35

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