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Bauer, Hanklocked

(31 July 1922–09 February 2007)
  • John R. M. Wilson

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Bauer, Hank (31 July 1922–09 February 2007), baseball player and manager, was born Henry Albert Bauer in East St. Louis, Illinois, the ninth and last child of Austrian immigrant bartender John Bauer and his wife, Mary. He played baseball and basketball at East St. Louis Central Catholic High School, where an opponent's elbow broke his nose, disfiguring him to the point that columnist Jim Murray likened his face to a clenched fist. A brother said Hank was “a real dead-end kid who was always going around with a bloody nose.” ( ...

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