George Babich

Born Sacramento, California, December 11, 1924
Slavic descent. Parents born in Yugoslavia
Throws left. Bats right.
Hair brown. Eyes blue.
Height 6' 1". Weight 195.

George attended high school in Sacramento, California, where he lettered in baseball and basketball, and was all-Conference in both sports. His father is a railroad man. George played American Legion baseball. In his first professional game he was so nervous that he walked thirteen men in three innings. That comes under the head of overcoming a bad start to make good. Thinks the greatest player is "Dizzy" Dean.

His baseball ambition is to play in the major leagues. Otherwise, he would like to practice law, or be engaged in law enforcement. His hobbies include golf and football. Personal preferences–Movies, comedies; clothes, business suits; food, steaks, seafoods; reading, biographies; women "blond and beautiful." His greatest baseball thrill was hitting a 390-ft. triple in Spokane. His most exciting experience was getting shot down on thirty-second bombing mission in U. S. Air Force. Believes the toughest thing in baseball is to hit behind runner accurately.

Professional baseball experience and managers–1941, Pocatello, Pioneer League, Bill Delancey; Washington, Penn State League, Herb Moore; 1942, Vancouver, Western International League, Don Osborn; Salem, Western International League, Charley Peterson; 1943-44-45, United States Armed Service; 1946, Oakland, Pacific Coast League, Casey Stengel.

(c)1997 William B. Shubb