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Slaughter Named to Hall of Fame

March 06, 1985|From Times Wire Services

TAMPA, Fla. — Outfielder Enos Slaughter, the "Charlie Hustle" of the 1940s, and Arky Vaughan, a shortstop with a lifetime batting average of .318, were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame today by the shrine's Committee on Veterans.

Both will be inducted at Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 28 along with Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm, elected in January by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Slaughter, the "Pete Rose" of his era, played 19 years, the first 15 of them with the St. Louis Cardinals, and had a career batting average of .300. Vaughan, who died in 1952, played 14 seasons with Pittsburgh and Brooklyn and was the National League batting champion in 1935.

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