Born December 11, 1921, in Los Angeles, "Russ" throws right and bats left, is 6 feet tall and
weighs 165. He attended the University of Southern California where he was all-conference
shortstop. He started his professional baseball career in 1941 with Greensboro in the Piedmont
League. Last year he played 17 games for the Boston Red Sox and has been optionally assigned
to the Oaks for the 1948 season.