George Binks

George Alvin "Bingo" Binks (July 11, 1914 – November 13, 2010) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly as a right fielder for three different teams between 1944 and 1948. Listed at 6'0", 175 lb., he batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Binks reached the majors in 1944 with the Washington Senators, spending three years with them before moving to the Philadelphia Athletics (1947–1948) and St. Louis Browns (1948). His most productive season came in 1945 with Washington, when he hit .278 with six home runs and 81 runs batted in in 145 games played, all career-highs.

In a five-season career, Binks was a .253 hitter (277–for–1093) with eight home runs and 130 RBI in 351 games, including 112 runs, 55 doubles, 10 triples, and 21 stolen bases.

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