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Mervin James Connors
Born: January 23, 1914 in Berkley, Calif.
Died: January 8, 2006 in San Francisco, Calif.
Debut: 1937 | Pos: 3B/1B
H: 6’2″ | W: 192 | B: R | T: R

2 52 165 26 46 8 25 2 .279

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Merv Connors, who played 52 games for the White Sox in the 1930s, died on Jan. 8, 2006 in San Francisco, Calif.

He hit .279 in 165 career at-bats with the White Sox with eight home runs and 25 RBI. He appeared in the majors in 1937 and 1938.

In 1938, he collected 22 hits in 62 at-bats and connected on six home runs. He hit three home runs on Sept. 17, 1938 in a game against the Athletics.

According to his obituary, Connors played baseball from 1934 to 1953 with the exception of a two-year period from 1944 to 1945 when he served in the military. In played in more than 2,100 minor league games. According his obituary, he hit 400 home runs and collected 1,629 RBI in the minor leagues.

He served in the U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, during World War II and fought in battles in France, the Ardennes, the Rhineland, Central Europe and North Africa, according to his obituary.