Cedric Durst

Cedric Durst

Cedric Durst
Born: (1896-08-23)August 23, 1896
Austin, Texas
Died: February 16, 1971(1971-02-16) (aged 74)
San Diego, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 30, 1922 for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1930 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .244
Home runs 15
RBIs 122

Career highlights and awards

Cedric Montgomery Durst (August 23, 1896 – February 16, 1971) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played between 1922 and 1930 for the St. Louis Browns (1922–23, 1926), New York Yankees (1927–30) and Boston Red Sox (1930). Listed at 5' 11", 160 lb., Durst batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Austin, Texas.

Though he was always regarded as a fine defensive player, Durst was a weak hitter almost every year in his major league career. He played in parts of three seasons with the Browns before joining the Yankees. While in New York, Durst was a member of the 1927 and 1928 World Champion Yankees, playing exclusively as a reserve outfielder for Earle Combs (CF), Bob Meusel (LF) and Babe Ruth (RF). During the 1930 midseason, he was sent by New York to the Red Sox in the same transaction that brought Red Ruffing to the Yankees.

In a seven-season career, Durst was a .244 hitter (269-for-1103) with 15 home runs and 122 RBI in 481 games, including 146 runs, 39 doubles, 17 triples, and seven stolen bases. In five postseason games, he hit .333 (3-for-9) with one home run, two RBI and three runs.

Durst died in San Diego, California at age 74.

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