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Paul McLaughlin Campbell
Born: Sept. 1, 1917 in Paw Creek, N.C.
Died: June 22, 2006 in Charlotte, N.C.
Debut: 1941 | Pos: OF/2B
H: 5’10” | W: 185 | B: L | T: L

6 204 380 61 97 4 41 4 .255

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Paul Campbell, who spent many years in baseball as a player, coach and scout, died on June 22, 2006 in Charlotte, N.C. He was 88.

He spent six seasons in the major leagues. His career totals include a .255 batting
average, four home runs, 41 RBI and four stolen bases.

He signed with the Red Sox in 1936 and spent five season in the minor leagues. He made his debut in the majors on April 15, 1941 with Boston.

Like many other players of his era, he left baseball in 1943 to serve in the military during World War II. He returned to the Red Sox following his military service and he played on the Boston team that appeared in the 1946 World Series. He appeared in one game in the series, but did not have an at-bat.

He played for Detroit from 1948-1950. One of his most productive seasons came in 1949 when he hit .278 in 255 at-bats for the Tigers.

Following his career as a player, he worked as a coach and manager in the minor leagues. In 1957, he was the business and general manager of the Louisville Colonels and, in 1958, he became a scout for the Reds.

The first player he signed to the Reds was Tommy Helms.

Campbell worked as the Reds traveling secretary from 1964 until 1977 and he continued to work as a scout for the team until 1993.