Preston Rudolph York (August 17, 1913 – February 5, 1970) was a professional baseball player. He played all or part of thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers (1934, 1937–45), Boston Red Sox (1946–47), Chicago White Sox (1947) and Philadelphia Athletics (1948), primarily as a first baseman. York was born in Ragland, Alabama. He batted and threw right-handed.
With one-eighth Cherokee ancestry and less-than-perfect fielding abilities, York prompted one sportswriter to declare: "He is part Indian and part first baseman".
By Dean Hanley
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