Buddy Lewis, American baseball player (Washington Senators), died from cancer he was , 94
John Kelly Lewis , better known as Buddy Lewis, was a third baseman/right fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Washington Senators (1935–41, 1945–47, 1949) died from cancer he was , 94. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Only Ty Cobb had more career hits at the age of 24 than Lewis. Lewis was born in Gastonia, North Carolina.
(August 10, 1916 – February 18, 2011)
In an 11-season career, Lewis posted a .297 batting average (1,563-for-5,261) with 73 home runs, 607 RBI, 830 runs, 249 doubles, 93 triples, and 83 stolen bases in 1,349 games played.
Lewis’ nephew is former major league player Hal Morris. Morris’ youngest son, John Kelly, is named in Lewis’ honor.
During World War II, Lewis served in the United States Army Air Force. Between 1942-44, he flew more than 350 missions and was cited for his service.
Lewis died on February 18, 2011, at the age of 94, after a long battle with cancer
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