Alfred Federoff , nicknamed “Whitey,” was an American professional baseball infielder and manager died he was , 87.. He spent his career in minor league baseball, except for 76 games spread over the 1951 and 1952 seasons, when he was a member of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.
Federoff graduated from high school in Etna, Pennsylvania, and attended Duquesne University for two years.
He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) tall
and weighed 165 pounds (75 kg) as an active player. His playing career
extended from 1946 through 1959, with another decade spent as a minor
league manager (1960–61; 1963–70). Most of his career was spent with the
Tigers: he signed with Detroit in 1946, played for seven seasons in
their farm system,
and then managed in that system for nine more years during the 1960s.
As a skipper, his teams won two league championships. He was a Tigers’ scout in 1962.
For the MLB Tigers in 1951–52, Federoff played 71 games as a second baseman and batted .238 in 235 at bats, with no home runs and 14 runs batted in. He was a .279 hitter during his minor league career, where he saw service with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, Buffalo Bisons and Louisville Colonels, and the Open Classification San Diego Padres and Seattle Rainiers.
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