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Ernie KoyErnest Anyz KoyBorn: Sept. 17, 1909 in Sealy, TexasDied: Jan. 1, 2007 in Bellville, TexasDebut: 1938 | Pos: OFH: 6’0″ | W: 200 | B: R | T: RYRGABRHHRRBISBBA555818462385153626040.279>> Visit the Ernie Koy biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Ernie Koy, an outfielder who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, died on Jan. 1, 2007 in Bellville, Texas. He was 97.According to wire reports, Koy died in his sleep at his hom. He has broken his hip on Dec. 1.Koy spent five seasons in professional baseball and appeared in 558 games over five seasons in the major leagues. He hit .279 in 1,846 Major League at-bats with 36 home runs and 260 RBI.His first at-bat in the major in 1938 resulted in a three-run home run.In June 1940, the Dodgers traded him, along with Carly Doyle, Bert Haaas and Sam Nahem to the Cardinals for Joe Medwick and Curt Davis.His last season in the majors came in 1942. That year, he joined the Navy during World War II.According to his obituary, Koy was a three-time, All-Southwest Conference selection for football. He was a running back and baseball player for the University of Texas.His sons, Ted and Ernie Jr., played on national championship football teams at Texas in 1963 and 1969.